India getting closer to methanol blending

December 23, 2019 |

In Indian, the Economic Times newspaper reports that the transport minister is looking to push through legislation that will allow for increased blending of methanol in gasoline to further reduce fossil-based gasoline imports. Already the Indian Oil Corporation is produce a 15% methanol blend. Methanol production costs less than half of what ethanol costs to produce which is meant to be blended at 10%, but producers are struggling to supply sufficient ethanol to meet the mandate. The transport ministry already prepared standards for M15, M85 and M100 but requires the petroleum ministry to sign off and make the fuel available.

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