Tag: India

Bihar distillery switches over to ethanol production following alcohol ban

Bihar distillery switches over to ethanol production following alcohol ban

June 27, 2016 |

In India, just 10 weeks after alcohol was banned in Bihar, already Sati Organics Private Limited has shifted to ethanol production from potable alcohol, keeping its 250 employees on board. Though the distillery’s alcohol production capacity is much higher, it will begin with about 120,000 liters of ethanol production. Sugar mills have had a difficult […]

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Indian sugar mills won’t reach E10 despite government push

Indian sugar mills won’t reach E10 despite government push

June 23, 2016 |

In India, sugar mills still are having difficulties supplying sufficient ethanol to oil marketing companies to comply with the E10 blending mandate despite several policies to facilitate ethanol production, availability and trade. For last year’s E5 blend, mills supplied enough ethanol for about E3 but couldn’t reach E5, at just 680 million liters. Though mills […]

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Indian researchers develop smaller-scale UCO biodiesel units

Indian researchers develop smaller-scale UCO biodiesel units

June 16, 2016 |

In India, student researchers at IIT Delhi have developed a small-scale UCO biodiesel unit that will allow individual UCO producers like hotels and eventually households to produce their own fuel affordably. The transesterification time for the batch process system is only about an hour, and can be adapted for using oilseed feedstocks rather than just […]

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Karnataka public transport may team with biodiesel producer for in-state supplies

Karnataka public transport may team with biodiesel producer for in-state supplies

June 8, 2016 |

In India, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation may team with Advait Bio Fuel to produce biodiesel that would supply the state agency with the fuel needed for its growing biofuel-powered bus fleet. Currently it sources more than 4 million liters per month from the company 800km away, adding to the cost, but they are looking […]

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Karnataka to run 1,700 public buses on B20 with eye on total fleet conversion

Karnataka to run 1,700 public buses on B20 with eye on total fleet conversion

May 31, 2016 |

In India, Karnataka’s public transport system will have 1,700 buses running on B20 as of June 5 following a successful trial last year running 10 buses on the blend. A biodiesel company in Telangana will supply the company 4.1 million liters of fuel for the buses. In the future, the bus company plans to run […]

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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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