Tag: India

Novozymes sees 2G as a big opportunity for India

Novozymes sees 2G as a big opportunity for India

April 18, 2019 |

In India, Novozymes’ VP for biorefining commercial told the Business Standard newspaper that the country’s push towards 2G ethanol will not only help it achieve energy independence, but it will also create jobs in rural areas that are so desperately needed. The country’s biomass surplus is enough to produce 30 billion liters per year but […]

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India offers the U.S. a resolution to trade issues

India offers the U.S. a resolution to trade issues

April 7, 2019 |

In India, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said that the commerce ministry made an offer to the U.S. to resolve trade issues between the two countries, including various agricultural and IT trade sectors. The trade balance is in favor with India currently with India’s exports to the U.S. in 2017-18 at USD 47.9 billion, while imports […]

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Indian ethanol producers sign contracts for 2.3 billion liters to supply blending mandate

Indian ethanol producers sign contracts for 2.3 billion liters to supply blending mandate

April 3, 2019 |

In India, against a requirement of 3.30 billion liters of ethanol for 10% ethanol blending in the country, excluding J & K, North Eastern States and island territories, ethanol supply contracts have been signed for 2.37 billion liters for the ethanol supply period 2018-19 (Dec. – Nov). This is the highest ethanol supply contracts ever.  […]

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India approves $253.9 million in gap funding for 2G ethanol

India approves $253.9 million in gap funding for 2G ethanol

February 28, 2019 |

In India, the Economic Times of India newspaper reports that the country’s cabinet has approved $253.9 million in gap funding to help fund cellulosic ethanol plants over the next half dozen years including 12 commercial projects and 10 demonstration projects. The government has been pushing to get ethanol blending to 10% by 2022 but has […]

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India looking to ramp up aviation biofuel production to support air force

India looking to ramp up aviation biofuel production to support air force

February 21, 2019 |

In India, the Hindu newspaper reports that the government is trying to set up 1,000 liter per day aviation biofuel plants in five states across the country in part to help fuel a two-year testing program by the air force that will trial the fuel in all of its aircraft types such as helicopters, transport […]

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Maharashtra mill takes lead on cane juice as ethanol feedstock

Maharashtra mill takes lead on cane juice as ethanol feedstock

February 18, 2019 |

In India, the Press Trust of India reports that Tatyasaheb Kore Warana Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana is the first mill in Maharashtra to convert to using sugarcane juice as a feedstock for ethanol production following the deregulation of feedstocks in July last year. Although using cane juice for ethanol production is common in Brazil, historically India […]

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India considering mandating UCO feedstock for biofuel

India considering mandating UCO feedstock for biofuel

February 17, 2019 |

In India, Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the government is “considering mandating biofuel from used cooking oil as advanced biofuel which can be blended with biodiesel,” which will help the government reach their goal of 20% ethanol and 5% biodiesel by 2030 under their biofuel policy, according to News18. “We have set a target […]

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Aemetis plant expands biodiesel sales to retail fuel stations in India

Aemetis plant expands biodiesel sales to retail fuel stations in India

February 17, 2019 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc. said that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary has built distribution tanks and other infrastructure to begin sales of biodiesel to retail fuel stations from the Kakinada, India biodiesel plant. Recently, the Aemetis plant in India completed installation of a pre-treatment unit to process lower-cost and waste feedstock into oil; expand boiler and […]

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Only 7% of Indian soft loans disbursed for ethanol projects

Only 7% of Indian soft loans disbursed for ethanol projects

February 14, 2019 |

In India, Cogencis reports that only 7% of the soft loans approved by the government for ethanol productions—$56.1 million of $856.8 million—have been disbursed so far. The loans include a one-year deferment on payments and were announced in June to speed up the deployment of ethanol projects that would in turn help sugar mills climb […]

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Uttar Pradesh to invest $2.4 billion in five biofuel plants

Uttar Pradesh to invest $2.4 billion in five biofuel plants

February 13, 2019 |

In India, the Hindu newspaper reports that the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to invest $2.4 billion in five biofuel plants to be located in Sitapur, Hapur, Meerut, Bareilly and Muzaffarnagar. Feedstocks, technologies nor independent project costs were included in the article announcing the green light given by the state’s government. The state’s investment is […]

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