Tag: Karnataka

Karnataka to drop biodiesel bus program until biodiesel supplies can be secured

Karnataka to drop biodiesel bus program until biodiesel supplies can be secured

January 15, 2018 |

In India, the Times of India reports the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation has decided to not buy anymore biodiesel buses after it failed to secure the fuel supplies required to run the buses it already purchased. Its biodiesel buses are currently running purely on diesel fuel, but if it were able to secure biodiesel […]

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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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Karnataka caught short on biodiesel but solutions are on the way

Karnataka caught short on biodiesel but solutions are on the way

April 10, 2017 |

In India, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation is expected to finalize in the next few days a new biodiesel supply contract after its previous supplier stopped deliveries in December, leaving the company’s 26 B100 and 1,500 B20 buses in the lurch. The fleet requires 8.5 million liters of biodiesel annually that is supplied from […]

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Karnataka inaugurates 25 Scania biodiesel buses in shift to B100

Karnataka inaugurates 25 Scania biodiesel buses in shift to B100

December 27, 2016 |

In India, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation have inaugurated 25 Scania buses that will run on 20% biodiesel in an effort to promote the use of locally-produced fuel in line with the country’s Make in India push. The buses can run on B100 but the transition to B100 will take place over time as […]

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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 biodiesel buses switch back to fossil as prices get too high

Indian biodiesel buses switch back to fossil as prices get too high

February 17, 2014 |

In India, Karnataka has stopped blending pongamia oil with diesel to run its public transport buses because the oil company boosted the price of bulk diesel. Since Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation does not have its own blending facility it relies on public pumps. Until the price of bulk diesel comes back down, the nearly […]

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Karnataka needs funds and public support to bolster biofuels

Karnataka needs funds and public support to bolster biofuels

August 13, 2013 |

In India, Karnataka state is having challenges ramping up its biofuel production despite being the country’s leader in setting up biofuels policies and outreach centers. Key to the challenge is getting subsidies, loans, and involvement public. Even though the state’s 50 sugar mills produce 135 million liters of ethanol annually, only about 35 million liters […]

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Karnataka slashes VAT on biodiesel to boost consumption

Karnataka slashes VAT on biodiesel to boost consumption

August 14, 2012 |

In India, the Karnataka state government may slash VAT rates on biodiesel to just 5% from the current 14% in a push to promote uptake of the fuel by consumers. The proposal has been put forward by the Karnataka State Biofuel Development Board and the state’s chief minister has agreed to consider it.

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500 Indian buses convert to biodiesel

500 Indian buses convert to biodiesel

June 6, 2011 |

In India, the Karnataka government has approved the introduction of 500 buses in Mysore that will run on biodiesel beginning with the current fiscal year under the national Sustainable Urban Transport project. The system will also include intelligent transport systems that display when buses are set to arrive.

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