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India approves $253.9 million in gap funding for 2G ethanol

India approves $253.9 million in gap funding for 2G ethanol

February 28, 2019 |

In India, the Economic Times of India newspaper reports that the country’s cabinet has approved $253.9 million in gap funding to help fund cellulosic ethanol plants over the next half dozen years including 12 commercial projects and 10 demonstration projects. The government has been pushing to get ethanol blending to 10% by 2022 but has […]

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India looking to ramp up aviation biofuel production to support air force

India looking to ramp up aviation biofuel production to support air force

February 21, 2019 |

In India, the Hindu newspaper reports that the government is trying to set up 1,000 liter per day aviation biofuel plants in five states across the country in part to help fuel a two-year testing program by the air force that will trial the fuel in all of its aircraft types such as helicopters, transport […]

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Maharashtra mill takes lead on cane juice as ethanol feedstock

Maharashtra mill takes lead on cane juice as ethanol feedstock

February 18, 2019 |

In India, the Press Trust of India reports that Tatyasaheb Kore Warana Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana is the first mill in Maharashtra to convert to using sugarcane juice as a feedstock for ethanol production following the deregulation of feedstocks in July last year. Although using cane juice for ethanol production is common in Brazil, historically India […]

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India considering mandating UCO feedstock for biofuel

India considering mandating UCO feedstock for biofuel

February 17, 2019 |

In India, Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the government is “considering mandating biofuel from used cooking oil as advanced biofuel which can be blended with biodiesel,” which will help the government reach their goal of 20% ethanol and 5% biodiesel by 2030 under their biofuel policy, according to News18. “We have set a target […]

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Aemetis plant expands biodiesel sales to retail fuel stations in India

Aemetis plant expands biodiesel sales to retail fuel stations in India

February 17, 2019 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc. said that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary has built distribution tanks and other infrastructure to begin sales of biodiesel to retail fuel stations from the Kakinada, India biodiesel plant. Recently, the Aemetis plant in India completed installation of a pre-treatment unit to process lower-cost and waste feedstock into oil; expand boiler and […]

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Only 7% of Indian soft loans disbursed for ethanol projects

Only 7% of Indian soft loans disbursed for ethanol projects

February 14, 2019 |

In India, Cogencis reports that only 7% of the soft loans approved by the government for ethanol productions—$56.1 million of $856.8 million—have been disbursed so far. The loans include a one-year deferment on payments and were announced in June to speed up the deployment of ethanol projects that would in turn help sugar mills climb […]

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Uttar Pradesh to invest $2.4 billion in five biofuel plants

Uttar Pradesh to invest $2.4 billion in five biofuel plants

February 13, 2019 |

In India, the Hindu newspaper reports that the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to invest $2.4 billion in five biofuel plants to be located in Sitapur, Hapur, Meerut, Bareilly and Muzaffarnagar. Feedstocks, technologies nor independent project costs were included in the article announcing the green light given by the state’s government. The state’s investment is […]

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Honeywell technology to be used for Punjab 2G ethanol plant

Honeywell technology to be used for Punjab 2G ethanol plant

February 11, 2019 |

In India, the Hindu newspaper reports that Honeywell technology has been chosen to process paddy straw feedstock into cellulosic ethanol at the planned $ million facility in Punjab. A memorandum of understanding was recently signed in the presence of chief minister of Punjab and the US Ambassador to India for the project under development by […]

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Ethanol providing more profit than sugar to Indian mills

Ethanol providing more profit than sugar to Indian mills

February 7, 2019 |

In India, Bloomberg reports that the push to boost ethanol production and consumption domestically has helped to increase revenues for sugar mills, accounting for up to 56% of the profit generated by the country’s three biggest sugar companies during the first nine months of the year. Typically, ethanol counts for a third or less of […]

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India to invest $838 million in ethanol production expansion

India to invest $838 million in ethanol production expansion

February 6, 2019 |

In India, the Business Standard reports that sugar mills and other industries are investing $838 million to expand ethanol production as the country looks to reduce fossil fuel imports and the sugar industry looks to stabilize itself. About 40% of the new production capacity will be in Maharashtra with another 30% in Uttar Pradesh. Nearly […]

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