Tag: E20

Thailand drops E20 policy due to high costs of biofuels

Thailand drops E20 policy due to high costs of biofuels

February 16, 2021 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports the plans to implement 20% ethanol blending have been scrapped indefinitely due to the high costs of ethanol. Ethanol is produced from sugarcane and cassava in Thailand, but the production cost is nearly twice that of gasoline, while biodiesel produced from palm oil is nearly triple the cost of […]

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India to offiically implement E20 in 2024/25

India to offiically implement E20 in 2024/25

January 27, 2021 |

In India, the Press Trust of India reports that the country has officially brought back the implementation of its 20% ethanol blending mandate to 2024/25, five years earlier than officially planned, in an effort to drastically reduce fossil fuel imports faster. A 10% blending target for 2022 remains in place, up from less than 1% […]

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Thailand readies for E20 by July 2021 after several delays

Thailand readies for E20 by July 2021 after several delays

December 29, 2020 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that after several delays, E20 is set to become the standard gasoline at the pump across the country by July 2021. Currently, E10 is the standard fuel at the pump with both 91 and 95 octane options available. E20 will be 95 octane only. The most recent delays to […]

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India opens public comment period regarding E20 blending

India opens public comment period regarding E20 blending

December 22, 2020 |

In India, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has published a draft notification GSR 757(E) dated December 11, 2020, seeking comments from the public for adoption of E20 as an automotive fuel and for the adoption of mass emission standards for this fuel. The notification facilitates the development of E20 compliant vehicles. It will […]

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India sees E20 much sooner than 2030 thanks to boost in ethanol production

India sees E20 much sooner than 2030 thanks to boost in ethanol production

November 24, 2020 |

In India, the Hindu Business Line reports that government is looking at boosting ethanol blending to 20% in the wake of its progress in expanding feedstocks beyond sugarcane to include corn and rice. The E20 target had originally been envisioned for 2030 but with the recent approval of soft financing for nearly 4.7 billion liters […]

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Zimbabwe returns to E20 as ethanol supplies improve

Zimbabwe returns to E20 as ethanol supplies improve

June 8, 2020 |

In Zimbabwe, ZimEye reports that following the restart of ethanol production at Green Fuel, ethanol blending will return to the mandated 20%. When ethanol supplies were scarce due to rains keeping sugarcane from being harvested, the blending rate temporarily went down to 10%. The mandate has been revised down as low as 5% due to […]

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Thailand postpones E20 to September due to COVID-19

Thailand postpones E20 to September due to COVID-19

April 15, 2020 |

In Thailand, the National newspaper reports that in response to COVID-19 and the need to source as much ethanol for hand sanitizers as possible, the country is going to put on hold its ethanol blending program for the time being. The switch to E20 was meant to take place on June 1 but has been […]

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European Committee for Standardization report says E20 reduces carbon emissions by 10% vs E10

European Committee for Standardization report says E20 reduces carbon emissions by 10% vs E10

March 17, 2020 |

In Belgium, Horizon Magazine reports that the European Committee for Standardization commissioned a report from its Dutch counterpart NEN to look at the impacts of raising ethanol blending to 20% in Europe as a baseline to help develop future standards for the higher blend by 2030. The study showed that vehicles manufactured after 2011 should […]

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Thailand to mandate sale of E20 and phase out E10 by September

Thailand to mandate sale of E20 and phase out E10 by September

January 27, 2020 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the government has decided to take the major step of making E20 the “fundamental fuel” by September, the first time a fundamental gasoline blend will be mandated for sale at all filling stations national, in an effort to help tackle air pollution problems that have been plaguing […]

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Fire forces Thailand to postpone biofuels discount “Christmas gift” by a day

Fire forces Thailand to postpone biofuels discount “Christmas gift” by a day

December 25, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the planned price cut on B10 and E20 meant to be a Christmas gift to drivers has been postponed to a New Year’s gift after the energy ministry building caught fire. The start of the two week discount period was delayed by a day, starting Thursday instead […]

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