Tag: E20

India sees ethanol production doubling by 2025 in time to achieve E20

India sees ethanol production doubling by 2025 in time to achieve E20

June 15, 2021 |

In India, the ANI news agency reports that with ethanol production capacity expanding rapidly thanks to soft financing, price supports and other policies, the Secretary of the Department of Food and Public Distribution expects installed capacity to double by 2025, allowing the country to achieve its 20% blending mandate goal. The E20 mandate is expected […]

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India launches E20 roll out roadmap on World Environment Day

India launches E20 roll out roadmap on World Environment Day

June 7, 2021 |

In India, on the occasion of World Environment Day, June 5, 2021, Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released the report of the Expert Committee on Roadmap for Ethanol Blending in India by 2025. According to the report, 20% ethanol blending is within reach. The report further lays out an annual plan for the gradual rollout of […]

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India pushes forward E20 mandate to 2023

India pushes forward E20 mandate to 2023

June 2, 2021 |

In India, Reuters reports the government announced on Wednesday to move forward its E20 blending mandate yet again, this time to 2023 instead of 2025, which was already moved up from the original 2030 target. The Hindu Business Line reported on Tuesday a government decision to allow for standalone ethanol refineries, including rectified spirit, to […]

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India approves E20 fuel blending

India approves E20 fuel blending

March 9, 2021 |

In India, Telangana Today reports that the government has approved the use of E20 for both passenger vehicles and two-wheelers with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways asking manufacturers to communicate vehicles’ compatibility with the higher blended fuel. The policy change comes following government fuel tests to ensure vehicle compatibility as well as draft […]

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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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