Tag: India

My Eco Energy taken to court over fraud allegations

My Eco Energy taken to court over fraud allegations

June 19, 2019 |

In India, DNA India reports that My Eco Energy has been drug to court over allegations of fraud, which the Gujarat High Court has taken seriously enough to freeze the company’s ability to cash in a bank guarantee, a move which can only be done when allegations of fraud are at stake. The case was […]

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Uttar Pradesh offers itself to lead ethanol revolution

Uttar Pradesh offers itself to lead ethanol revolution

June 19, 2019 |

In India, the Business Standard newspaper reports that the Uttar Pradesh government has offered up its sugar industry to the central government in order to lead on ethanol production so it may achieve ethanol blending goals. As one of the top cane producers in the country, it is home to 30% of the new proposed […]

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Universal Biofuels India hits record domestic biodiesel revenues in May

Universal Biofuels India hits record domestic biodiesel revenues in May

June 13, 2019 |

In India, Aemetis, Inc announced that its Universal Biofuels India subsidiary achieved record domestic biodiesel revenues in May as shipments commenced under the previously announced $23 million biodiesel supply contract to the three government-owned Oil Marketing Companies (OMC’s). The Aemetis biodiesel plant in India recently completed the installation and commissioning of a pretreatment plant and […]

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Maharashtra looks at diverting 25% of sugarcane to ethanol

Maharashtra looks at diverting 25% of sugarcane to ethanol

June 12, 2019 |

In India, the Mumbai Mirror newspaper reports that Maharashtra, in addition to investing more than $72 million in a fund to promote ethanol production by cooperative mills, is now calling for a minimum of 25% of sugarcane production to be diverted to ethanol instead of sugar. The state’s sugar commissioner believes that the move will […]

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Maharashtra looks at possible $72 million fund to help coop mills boost ethanol production

Maharashtra looks at possible $72 million fund to help coop mills boost ethanol production

June 11, 2019 |

In India, the Hindu newspaper reports that Maharashtra is looking to develop a $72 million fund for coop sugar mills to encourage increased investment in ethanol production capacity as well as infrastructure. Mills have been struggling under the double yoke of low sugar prices and high cane prices mandated by the state, so the state […]

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Indian oil majors to go to court over alleged excise tax bills for ethanol

Indian oil majors to go to court over alleged excise tax bills for ethanol

June 10, 2019 |

In India, the Business Standard newspaper reports that the Indian Oil Company and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation are headed to court, saying ethanol is exempt from excise tax and therefore shouldn’t have to pay the combined $625 million tax bill for complying with the national ethanol mandate. The companies say they haven’t been collecting excise tax […]

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Indian navy follows air force in use of biofuels

Indian navy follows air force in use of biofuels

June 5, 2019 |

In India, the Hindu newspaper reports that the country’s navy is following in the footsteps of its air force and the US Navy by introducing 5% biodiesel into its High Speed Diesel for its naval fleet. The navy will replace around 315,000 liters of fossil diesel annual as a result of the shift. Biogas plants […]

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Ethanol distilleries saving grace for Indian sugar mills during low sugar price crisis

Ethanol distilleries saving grace for Indian sugar mills during low sugar price crisis

May 29, 2019 |

In India, Bloomberg reports that ethanol distilleries made up between 7% and 17% of revenues for the country’s top three sugar producers in 2017/18, but more importantly accounted for half of the pre-EBITDA profit, making ethanol in many ways a savior for these company’s bottom lines during several hears of low margins and low sugar […]

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India certifies 10% aviation biofuel for air force’s AN-32 aircraft

India certifies 10% aviation biofuel for air force’s AN-32 aircraft

May 28, 2019 |

In India, the Business Standard newspaper reports the Centre for Military Aviation Certification has certified the use of 10% aviation biofuel for blending with fossil-based fuels for the Indian Air Force’s fleet of more than AN-32 aircraft, amount to about 100 million liters of biofuel consumption annually. The IAF tested the fuel previously and flew […]

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Aemetis India Plant Awarded Large Biodiesel Supply Contract in Mining Sector

Aemetis India Plant Awarded Large Biodiesel Supply Contract in Mining Sector

May 26, 2019 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc.’s Universal Biofuels India subsidiary was awarded a large ongoing supply contract for distilled biodiesel by a multi-site mining company for use in dump trucks and other heavy diesel equipment at mines in Southern and Central India. Shipments have already begun to the mining customer under the supply agreement and will be […]

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