Tag: India

Indian oil dealers worry about water separation with higher ethanol blends

Indian oil dealers worry about water separation with higher ethanol blends

September 22, 2016 |

In India, the country’s oil retailers association is pushing back against the government’s recent policy announcement laying out plans towards a 22.5% ethanol blend. The Petroleum Dealers Association is concerned about water separation issues resulting from a high level ethanol blending in a city such as Nagpur with high humidity levels that would lead to […]

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Indian Oil chooses Praj to supply three 2G ethanol plants

Indian Oil chooses Praj to supply three 2G ethanol plants

September 14, 2016 |

In India, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (Indian Oil), has selected Praj as its technology partner for setting up multiple 2nd Generation bio-ethanol plants based on indigenously developed technology. Indian Oil will be setting up three such 2G bio-ethanol plants. In order to enhance ethanol availability in the country for blending with petrol, Indian Oil is developing […]

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India’s National Green Tribunal slams UP distilleries for lack of hazmat licenses

India’s National Green Tribunal slams UP distilleries for lack of hazmat licenses

September 13, 2016 |

In India, the National Green Tribunal has slammed the Uttar Pradesh government, the Indian Sugar Mills Association and others for not shutting down ethanol production from mills that don’t have hazardous materials licenses in contravention of the Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules 1989. The NGT issued the order on May 9 and […]

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Indian sugar industry may only be able to supply 4% ethanol blend in 2016/17

Indian sugar industry may only be able to supply 4% ethanol blend in 2016/17

September 12, 2016 |

In India, a sharp drop in sugarcane production due to on-going drought is likely to impede the sugar industry’s capacity to supply the 5% ethanol blend for 2016/17 after only achieving the milestone at last in 2015/16. ethanolindia.net believes that it may only be able to achieve 4% while the Indian Sugar Mills Association is […]

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India aims for zero petroleum imports with expanded alternative fuels plan

India aims for zero petroleum imports with expanded alternative fuels plan

September 6, 2016 |

In India, a focus on domestically-produced alternative fuels from ethanol to methanol and bio-CNG, the country is working to become a zero petroleum import economy. Thanks to low oil prices, the country import bill has fallen by nearly half but still remains $678 million annually. Speaking at a methanol economy conference, the transport minister said […]

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Praj looking to team with PE on green fund for 2G ethanol

Praj looking to team with PE on green fund for 2G ethanol

September 5, 2016 |

In India, Praj is looking to team up with private equity funds to co-invest in the green fund it will set up to support customers developing second generation ethanol plants. The company announced the fund as well as the development of 10 2G facilities by the various national oil companies a few weeks ago when […]

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Indian biodiesel producers want more access to UCO feedstock

Indian biodiesel producers want more access to UCO feedstock

September 5, 2016 |

In India, the national biodiesel association is seeking a policy that will give them more access to used cooking oil for feedstocks, saying biodiesel production could boost by 4 million liters if producers had increased access to UCO. Currently 20% of the country’s biodiesel production comes from UCO. Favorable biodiesel policy saw production jump to […]

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Indian government preparing to release new pricing policy for ethanol

Indian government preparing to release new pricing policy for ethanol

September 1, 2016 |

In India, the government has developed and approved a new price methodology for ethanol, which will be released soon but it isn’t linked to crude oil prices as previously thought. The prices are likely to be higher than those announced in December 2014 that were significantly higher than the floor price set before then but […]

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Haryana state ditches 5% VAT on biodiesel

Haryana state ditches 5% VAT on biodiesel

August 29, 2016 |

In India, Haryana state’s Chief Minister has waived the 5% VAT on biodiesel in an effort to boost the fuel’s consumption. The announcement was made during a rally where a number of non-biofuel related issues were covered. Haryana is one of the states currently blending ethanol at 10% but is expected to benefit from increased […]

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India’s oil marketing companies give up on jatropha biodiesel definitively

India’s oil marketing companies give up on jatropha biodiesel definitively

August 25, 2016 |

In India, the joint ventures owned partly by three oil marketing companies that sought to produce biodiesel from jatropha have been shut down due to unviability. Many believed that jatropha could be successfully grown in dry wastelands without irrigation. The three companies had planned to grow jatropha on 180,000 hectares across Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and […]

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