Tag: India

Indian railroads beginning blending biodiesel at Palakkad depot

Indian railroads beginning blending biodiesel at Palakkad depot

May 23, 2016 |

In India, Palakkad Division introduced blending and dispensing facility of biodiesel at its Railway Consumer Depots(RCD)/Fuelling point at Palakkad in co-operation with M/s. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Here, the High Speed Diesel (HSD) will be mixed with biodiesel up to 5% and used as fuel for diesel locomotives. This is the first of such attempt […]

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Indian ethanol blending mandate jeopardized by “faked and forged” docuement

Indian ethanol blending mandate jeopardized by “faked and forged” docuement

May 23, 2016 |

In India, the national sugar mills association says that a “faked and forged” document claiming that mills in Uttar Pradesh must have a certain license if they are to produce ethanol is jeopardizing the country’s capacity to achieve the national ethanol blending policy. UP is India’s largest ethanol producer, last year reaching 560 million liters, […]

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India looks to Bihar to supply ethanol for blending after banning alcohol

India looks to Bihar to supply ethanol for blending after banning alcohol

May 18, 2016 |

In India, the government has asked oil companies to buy as much ethanol as it can from Bihar following the state’s decision to ban alcohol a few weeks ago. About 60 million liters can be produced by sugar millers and distilleries in the state. State oil companies have floated a tender to source the 2.6 […]

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Numaligarh Refinery Limited sign JV term sheet with Chempolis

Numaligarh Refinery Limited sign JV term sheet with Chempolis

May 17, 2016 |

In India, Numaligarh Refinery Limited has signed its term sheet with Chempolis for the joint venture to develop the country’s first biorefinery that will produce 49,000 metric tonnes of ethanol annually along with furfural and acetic acid. Bamboo will be the feedstock used for the project that is meant to be a support mechanism for […]

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Blaze takes out biodiesel storage tanks at India’s Biomax Fuels Limited

Blaze takes out biodiesel storage tanks at India’s Biomax Fuels Limited

April 28, 2016 |

In India, a fire began at Biomax Fuels Limited with 11 of its 15 storage tanks caught up in the blaze. Two fire engines with chemical foam were borrowed from Hindustan Petroleum and Eastern Naval Command while five standard fire trucks were also on scene to battle the fire. Six oil tankers also caught fire, […]

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Mercedes tells India it’s ok to go with B100

Mercedes tells India it’s ok to go with B100

April 27, 2016 |

In India, the national transport minister has received a letter from Mercedes-Benz India saying their buses ad trucks can run on 100% biodiesel, including that produced against the country’s standards. The government has hit out against SUVs and high-end cars with engine capacity of 2000 CC or more in an effort to reduce emissions in […]

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India inaugurates first second generation biofuel plant

India inaugurates first second generation biofuel plant

April 25, 2016 |

In India, the country has inaugurated its first second generation biofuel production facility that processes 10 metric tons of cellulosic feedstock per day using domestically-developed technology. Developed by DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences at the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai, supported by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology and the Biotechnology Industry […]

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Indian cellulosic ethanol technology set for debut at demonstration scale in Uttarakhand 

Indian cellulosic ethanol technology set for debut at demonstration scale in Uttarakhand 

April 21, 2016 |

In India, the first demonstration-scale cellulosic ethanol plant will open this week at Indian Glycol Limited, Kashipur in Uttarakhand, with the Indian Minister of Science and Technology & Earth Sciences on hand for the ceremonies. The technology was developed by the DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences — set up as a bioenergy dedicated Centre of […]

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India to hit E5 mandate by importing from US and Brazil for industry

India to hit E5 mandate by importing from US and Brazil for industry

April 21, 2016 |

In India, biofuel blending mandates and demand for ethanol from the industrial sector have finally found a balance with domestic production going towards the 5% blend while cheaper Brazilian and US imports will satisfy the chemical market. For this first time in three years that the 5% blending mandate has been in place, the country […]

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India says will buy as much ethanol as domestic industry can produce

India says will buy as much ethanol as domestic industry can produce

April 19, 2016 |

In India, the country’s transportation minister says the government is prepared to buy as much ethanol as the industry can produce, be it from molasses or corn or other feedstocks. If they can produce it, the government will find uses for it, even beyond the recently introduced E10 policy. The sugar industry on its own […]

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