Tag: India

Indian Oil Company gets 50 acres from UP government for 2G ethanol plant

Indian Oil Company gets 50 acres from UP government for 2G ethanol plant

October 17, 2018 |

In India, the Times of India reports that the Uttar Pradesh cabinet has given the green light to the Indian Oil Company to supply it with 50 acres where it can locate its proposed waste-based ethanol plant. The 30-year lease for the facility was one of the final steps required before the company could move […]

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More soft loans sought to fund additional 168 Indian ethanol plants

More soft loans sought to fund additional 168 Indian ethanol plants

October 17, 2018 |

In India, the food ministry has gone back to cabinet to seek another $951 million in soft loans in order to facilitate implementation of 168 ethanol projects. Already 114 ethanol projects have been approved. The funding is in the form of five-year’s worth of interest subsidy, lowering interest rates to 6% or dropping bank rates […]

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Indian E10 policy could cut fuel prices by 4 cents per liter

Indian E10 policy could cut fuel prices by 4 cents per liter

October 15, 2018 |

In India, the Hindu Business Line reports that achieving a 10% ethanol blend could reduce the price of fuel at the pump by 4 cents per liter. The government aimed to already have a 10% blending mandate in place by now but the ethanol industry’s lack of production capacity as well as feedstock challenges and […]

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Indian plastic-to-biodiesel pilot set for January

Indian plastic-to-biodiesel pilot set for January

October 15, 2018 |

In India, the Economic Times reports that a pilot plant producing biodiesel from plastic waste is set to for commissioning in January in Dehradun by the Indian Institute of Petroleum. The pilot can produce 800 liters of biodiesel from 1 metric ton of plastic waste and is meant to be the first of many plants […]

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Indian Air Force to start using ethanol blend in aircraft

Indian Air Force to start using ethanol blend in aircraft

October 13, 2018 |

In India, in an effort to meet the government’s call to increase the use of biofuels, the Indian Air Force will start using ethanol blended air turbine fuel in its aircraft. A government official told Sputnik, “We have discussed the plan to use ethanol blended air turbine fuel on the Indian Air Force jet at […]

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BPCL breaks ground on India’s first commercial 2G ethanol plant

BPCL breaks ground on India’s first commercial 2G ethanol plant

October 9, 2018 |

In India, the Business Standard reports that Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd’s $134.8 million 30 million liter per year second-generation ethanol plant in Odisha could be commissioned by the end of 2020 following groundbreaking on Wednesday. The facility will use 200,000 metric tons of rice straw as feedstock annually and uses a zero-liquid discharge technology that […]

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Uttar Pradesh greenlights six biofuels projects worth $230 million

Uttar Pradesh greenlights six biofuels projects worth $230 million

October 4, 2018 |

In India, the Business Standard reports that Uttar Pradesh government has approved six proposals for commercial scale biofuel investments worth a total of $230 million, including SunLight Fuels’ $210 million project to produce 175,000 liters per day of drop-in fuel from sugarcane bagasse. An unnamed Dutch company will provide the technology while the bagasse will […]

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India’s ethanol blend could reach 3.2% this year

India’s ethanol blend could reach 3.2% this year

October 3, 2018 |

In India, although far from its 10% ethanol blending goals, the USDA estimates the country will achieve 3.2% ethanol blending this year at around 1.25 billion liters, the second-highest ever behind 3.3% in 2016. Total production capacity is could reach 6.5% blending if all ethanol was used for blending, which it is not. Last year […]

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Government subsidies available for biogas plants

Government subsidies available for biogas plants

September 25, 2018 |

In India, the state of Rajasthan is giving subsidies of about 1/3 to ¼ of the cost for constructing a biogas plant in rural areas to reach a target of 3,700 households to meet the requirements under the country’s National Biogas Policy that came into force on May 30. The goal is to help households […]

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Triveni Engineering says $1.78 billion could be invested in new ethanol plants in four years

Triveni Engineering says $1.78 billion could be invested in new ethanol plants in four years

September 18, 2018 |

In India, the Business Standard reports in an interview with managing director of Triveni Engineering that if just half of the 200 ethanol distilleries that have applied for soft funding come to fruition over the next four years, it could represent more than $1.78 billion in investment. Those hundred facilities could lead to an average […]

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