Tag: India

India’s Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways pushes for biofuels

India’s Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways pushes for biofuels

July 14, 2019 |

In India, at an event on Friday celebrating the launch of India’s first ethanol based motorcycle, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, spoke of how the use of biofuels, like ethanol and butanol in particular, could help India’s GDP growth and save foreign exchange, according to The Week. The Week reports that […]

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Indian producers investigate Philippines ethanol model during GBEP Bioenergy Week

Indian producers investigate Philippines ethanol model during GBEP Bioenergy Week

July 14, 2019 |

In the Philippines, the seventh annual Bioenergy Week of the Global Bioenergy Partnership provided an opportunity for the U.S. Grains Council to highlight how the government and private industry in the Philippines cooperate to promote ethanol to a delegation of sugar-based ethanol producers from India. While in the Philippines, the Indian delegation had side meetings […]

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India’s Syngergy Green Diesel bringing UCO-based biodiesel straight to the consumer

India’s Syngergy Green Diesel bringing UCO-based biodiesel straight to the consumer

July 11, 2019 |

In India, local press reports that Synergy Green Diesel has established a delivery service for its UCO-based biodiesel in several regions around the center of the country to supply B100 to SMEs, hotels and other industrial users of fuel in an effort to expand the use of the fuel to consumers who would ordinarily just […]

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Maharashtra seeks permission to use sugar as ethanol feedstock in wake of drought

Maharashtra seeks permission to use sugar as ethanol feedstock in wake of drought

July 9, 2019 |

In India, the Economic Times newspaper reports that with the drought’s negative impact on sugarcane and therefore molasses availability for ethanol production, the state’s sugar industry is seeking permission to use sugar as feedstock for ethanol. The state, country and global market are drowning in excess sugar supplies, weighing on producers that in turn weighs […]

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EID Parry looks to convert spirit and alcohol production to ethanol

EID Parry looks to convert spirit and alcohol production to ethanol

July 8, 2019 |

In India, the Press Trust of India reports that EID Parry has permission in principle to convert 600,000 liters per day of impure spirit produced at one of its facilities in Tamil Nadu into ethanol and another 300,000 liters per day of impure alcohol into ethanol at another facility. The company began producing ethanol from […]

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Assam Bio Refinery selects partner to develop bamboo supply chain with farmers

Assam Bio Refinery selects partner to develop bamboo supply chain with farmers

July 4, 2019 |

In India, Assam Bio Refinery that will produce ethanol from bamboo has selected the National Small Industries Corporation to facilitate the supply of bamboo from farmers to different chipping centers around the Northeast states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Meghalaya. NSIC will be responsible for developing the entrepreneurs that will be at the heart […]

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Maharashtra calls for 25% of cane diversion to ethanol

Maharashtra calls for 25% of cane diversion to ethanol

July 2, 2019 |

In India, the Indian Express reports that Maharashtra’s sugar commissioner has told sugar mills to divert 25% of cane production towards ethanol in an effort to reduce the sugar glut in the country and in the state in particular while support government policy that seeks to blend 10% ethanol when 5% was the highest ever […]

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Indian car manufacturers look at E10, E20 and M3 but later than government wants it

Indian car manufacturers look at E10, E20 and M3 but later than government wants it

June 25, 2019 |

In India, the Press Trust of India reports that the country’s automobile manufacturers association is calling for E10 and 3% methanol blending (M3) by 2025 not only for passenger vehicles but also for two-wheeled vehicles. In a white paper it released recently, the Society for Indian Automobile Manufacturers said that it could work to develop […]

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India Oil files seeks environmental permissions for $100 million 2G ethanol plant

India Oil files seeks environmental permissions for $100 million 2G ethanol plant

June 20, 2019 |

In India, the Economic Times newspaper reports that Indian Oil Company has applied for environmental permissions to build a planned $100 million second generation ethanol facility co-located at its Panipat refinery using straw and other non-food biomass as feedstock. Praj will design the 100,000 liter per day facility that will use 473 metric tons of […]

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My Eco Energy taken to court over fraud allegations

My Eco Energy taken to court over fraud allegations

June 19, 2019 |

In India, DNA India reports that My Eco Energy has been drug to court over allegations of fraud, which the Gujarat High Court has taken seriously enough to freeze the company’s ability to cash in a bank guarantee, a move which can only be done when allegations of fraud are at stake. The case was […]

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