Tag: India

Goa launches biogas bus trial with eye on adding 40 to its fleet in February

Goa launches biogas bus trial with eye on adding 40 to its fleet in February

August 15, 2017 |

In India, Goa has launched its first biogas bus as a pilot project ahead of next February’s planned introduction of 40 such Scania buses. The pilot including the biogas bus and two ethanol buses was launched on Independence Day and will be operated by state-run Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited. The biogas will be supplied by the […]

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Karnataka first Indian state to cut much-needed red tape on ethanol trade

Karnataka first Indian state to cut much-needed red tape on ethanol trade

August 15, 2017 |

In India, Karnataka has become the first state to implement amendments to the Industries Development and Regulation (IDR) Act by dropping the requirement for permits issued from the excise department for the movement of ethanol. The move is among the requests by the ethanol industry for the government to reduce red tape and facilitate improved ethanol […]

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Indian biodiesel run demonstrates high-level blends

Indian biodiesel run demonstrates high-level blends

August 14, 2017 |

In India, in collaboration with Dutch research institutes and local partners under the Made in India initiative, for the first time ever a vehicle was driven more than 5,000 kilometers on a mixture of high-level biodiesel blends, ranging between B25 and B50, to demonstrate the viability of domestically produced biodiesel. The push across 11 states […]

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Indian transport minister wants GST on biodiesel dropped to 5%

Indian transport minister wants GST on biodiesel dropped to 5%

August 10, 2017 |

In India, the transport minister plans to ask his finance counterpart to reduce the Goods and Services Tax on biodiesel to 5% from the current 18% in response to industry concerns that higher taxes could damage demand for the fuel. The government is seeking to reduce fossil fuel imports 10% by 2022 through a switch […]

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India says new biofuel policy will transform into $15.6 billion industry in two years

India says new biofuel policy will transform into $15.6 billion industry in two years

August 10, 2017 |

In India, the government’s long-awaited new biofuel policy will convert the country’s biofuel industry into a $15.6 billion economy in the next two years, the oil minister said this week. With 12 locations identified by the oil marketing companies to produce biofuel, the three companies will invest $2 billion in R&D to help achieve the […]

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Indian researchers develop energy storage materials from sugar mill waste

Indian researchers develop energy storage materials from sugar mill waste

August 9, 2017 |

In India, researchers at the Bhavnagar-based Central Salt and Marine Research Institute (CSMRI) have developed a method to produce functionalized carbon material from sugar production and distillery waste that can be used to make electrodes, sensors and supercapacitors. After the carbon is removed from the waste wash, it can then be further treated through a combination […]

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Parliament passes bill to build Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy

Parliament passes bill to build Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy

August 5, 2017 |

In India, Parliament lawmakers discussed ways to decrease the country’s reliance on fossil fuel and increase renewable energy and biofuels and overall energy independence. At Friday’s session, they also discussed the approved bill to set up an Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy to help achieve those goals, saying the government needs to do more […]

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India looking at methanol policy to help reduce fossil fuel imports

India looking at methanol policy to help reduce fossil fuel imports

August 2, 2017 |

In India, the transportation minister has called for a study into China’s methanol vehicle standards in an effort to look at potential in the country for a major shift for both road and water transport. Methanol production could possible be produced domestically from high ash coal with a 5,000 ton per day facility potentially online […]

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Indian transport minister seeks lower GST for alternative fuels

Indian transport minister seeks lower GST for alternative fuels

July 31, 2017 |

In India, the transport minister has written to his finance counterpart to ask for a reduction of the 18% goods and services tax recently applied to biofuels in an effort to promote their use and reduce fossil fuel imports by 10%. Though biodiesel, for example, wasn’t subject to excise tax or in some states even […]

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Indian association wants UP to boost use of ethanol in public transport

Indian association wants UP to boost use of ethanol in public transport

July 27, 2017 |

In India, the ASSOCHAM industry association has asked the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh to push for use of ethanol in all public transport buses in the state in an effort to reduce pollution, especially in cities. By upgrading the quality of public transport, it would reduce people’s desire to use private transport and therefore […]

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