In India, a proposed new palm oil factory aims to use oil palm sludge to produce biodiesel. The facility should be online in about 10 months and in the second in the Apparaopeta region of Telangana state to be built, helping to support local oil palm growers.
In India, Indian Railways announced it wants to produce biodiesel for use in its trains using technology patented by the CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum. The technology breaks down plastic waste, so in essence is recycled diesel rather than biodiesel. About 850 liters of diesel can be produced from one metric ton of plastic waste.
In India, Tamil Nadu sugar mills haven’t yet received permission to offer ethanol for sale to the Oil Marketing Companies to satisfy the national 5% blending mandate, and tax rules make it uncompetitive to send the alcohol outside of the state for potable use. As a result, mills are drowning under 22.5 million liters of […]
In India, Andhra Pradesh is preparing to approve five-year licenses for Oil Marketing Companies to produce and buy ethanol in the state for blending. Currently the state only blends 3% ethanol but will increase to the nationally mandated 5% by the end of the year and 10% within the next two years.
In India, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas will buy ethanol directly from sugar mills at the floor price established late last year. Ethanol to supply the 5% mandate has been sourced via tender directly by the Oil Marketing Companies but mills haven’t been successful in closing supply contracts in a timely manner.
In India, ethanol blending only reached 1.4% through February, down from 2% last year and only a third of the mandated 5% blend. In addition to the ongoing contract disputes between sugar mills and oil marketing companies, state levies on “import” ethanol from other states have become a major dampener to trade. The national sugar […]
In India, Bangalore-based enterprise VayuGrid engaged in building affordable Bioenergy supply chains announced that they have entered into an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with New Renewable Energy Development Corporation of AP (NREDCAP) for the State of Andhra Pradesh to develop Panchayat level Bio Energy Zones ( BEZs) for green power generation including the power generation […]
In India, with raw sugar export subsidies potentially tied to supplying ethanol to Oil Marketing Companies, sugar companies are beginning to worry that they won’t be able to supply a quarter of their production capacity as may be required. But the sugar mills association says that in the case of Maharashtra, at least, the situation […]
In India, Maharashtra sugar mills have begun supplying ethanol to Oil Marketing Companies, with about 65% of the total ethanol supplies purchased by OMCs coming from the state, up from 40% typically. Last year the state supplied 750,000 liters of ethanol towards the country’s E5 blend but will supply 210 million liters this year.
In India, the cabinet has approved the long-awaited export subsidy for raw sugar, but with a caveat—those mills who produce alcohol must offer at least 25% of their annual production to oil marketing companies in order to receive the subsidy.