Tag: India

Indian mills want 25% higher prices for cane juice-based ethanol

Indian mills want 25% higher prices for cane juice-based ethanol

June 14, 2018 |

In India, sugar mills say they want 25% higher ethanol prices for ethanol from sugarcane juice in order to make enough money to justify supplying to oil marketing companies for the national blending mandate. Mills are suffering from low sugar prices and high cane prices, leaving to look at any opportunity to boost profitability. Ethanol […]

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NRL signs JV with Chempolis and Fortum for Indian bamboo-based biorefinery

NRL signs JV with Chempolis and Fortum for Indian bamboo-based biorefinery

June 13, 2018 |

In India, Numaligarh Refinery Limited has taken a giant step forward by establishing a joint venture, Assam Bio-Refinery Pvt. Limited (ABRPL) with equity participation of M/s Chempolis Oy of Finland and M/s Fortum 3 B.V. of Netherland to build and operate the first of its kind Bio Refinery in India which would generate renewable green fuel-bioethanol, other valuable […]

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Indian oil minister wants to make ethanol easier to trade

Indian oil minister wants to make ethanol easier to trade

June 13, 2018 |

In India, the oil minister is working to ease trading regulations that has kept oil marketing companies from sourcing enough ethanol from sugar mills to supply the 5% blending mandate nationwide. Tendering procedures and price have been among the complaints by sugar mills for the lack of purchases. Sugar mills are suffering from low global […]

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Construction of Bharat Petroleum’s 2G ethanol plant to begin by August

Construction of Bharat Petroleum’s 2G ethanol plant to begin by August

June 12, 2018 |

In India, construction of Bharat Petroleum Corporation’s $148 million cellulosic ethanol plant in Bargarh is set to begin in July or August following delays due to the Odisha authorities failing to grant the land required for the facility. The plant is expected to use straw and other biomass as feedstock. It is one of several […]

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India unlikely to achieve ethanol blending mandate yet again

India unlikely to achieve ethanol blending mandate yet again

June 7, 2018 |

In India, the country is likely to miss its ethanol-blending mandate yet again after boosting to a 10% blend when it wasn’t even able to achieve a 5% blend. With 3.16 billion liters of demand this season, mills have only offered about 1.7 billion liters of supply, and that’s despite record sugar production of more […]

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Shree Renuka to invest in ethanol production from sugarcane juice

Shree Renuka to invest in ethanol production from sugarcane juice

June 6, 2018 |

In India, as the country’s largest supplier of ethanol to oil marketing companies, Shree Renuka Sugars plans to boost its ethanol production using cane juice now that the government has deregulated the sector and will allow production from feedstocks other than molasses. The move follows Wilmar’s recent move taking over management of the company. It […]

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Scania appears to be pulling out of India

Scania appears to be pulling out of India

June 5, 2018 |

In India, the Times of India reports that Scania appears to be closing up its bus manufacturing operations as well as its various projects operating ethanol and biogas buses as well as projects investing in biogas production, but the company didn’t respond to requests for comments by the newspaper. Instead, partners of Scania said the […]

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India to provide $655.25 million in subsidies to boost ethanol production

India to provide $655.25 million in subsidies to boost ethanol production

June 4, 2018 |

In India, as part of a wider package to bailout the flailing sugarcane industry, LiveMint reports that a whopping $655.25 million will be destined to helping sugarcane mills invest in ethanol production capacity that will allow them to reduce sugar production surpluses. The country has traditionally only allowed ethanol production from molasses but the long-awaited […]

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Indian sugar miller to invest $11.8 million in ethanol production

Indian sugar miller to invest $11.8 million in ethanol production

May 29, 2018 |

In India, BK Birla has decided to invest $11.8 million in an ethanol distillery to help boost supplies for regional blending after failing to sell of the sugarcane mill in Bihar altogether. Two years ago, the group decided to spin off the sugar unit from its tea business to facilitate the sale but has made […]

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Panjab University center scores more than $376,000 to support food and agri start-ups

Panjab University center scores more than $376,000 to support food and agri start-ups

May 23, 2018 |

In India, the Tribune reports that Panjab University’s Bioincubators Nurturing Entrepreneurship for Scaling Technologies has been awarded more than $376,000 to support five start-ups food and agriculture processing. One of the five projects is to scale up a technology to produce biodiesel from algae following successful smaller-scale trials that demonstrated the fuel has a lower […]

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