Tag: India

Aemetis India Plant Awarded Large Biodiesel Supply Contract in Mining Sector

Aemetis India Plant Awarded Large Biodiesel Supply Contract in Mining Sector

May 26, 2019 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc.’s Universal Biofuels India subsidiary was awarded a large ongoing supply contract for distilled biodiesel by a multi-site mining company for use in dump trucks and other heavy diesel equipment at mines in Southern and Central India. Shipments have already begun to the mining customer under the supply agreement and will be […]

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Chhattisgarh looking to pioneer rice-based ethanol production

Chhattisgarh looking to pioneer rice-based ethanol production

May 21, 2019 |

In India, the Business Standard newspaper reports that Chhattisgarh is exploring the possibility of becoming the first state in the country to produce ethanol from rice. The region is a top rice producer but the state’s chief minister is convinced such a project would not lead to an increase in rice prices. The Indian Institute […]

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Bio-D successfully producing and marketing UCO biodiesel in India

Bio-D successfully producing and marketing UCO biodiesel in India

May 15, 2019 |

In India, Bio-D has achieved 95% efficiency in biodiesel production from used cooking oil, processing about 6 metric tons per day, creating fuel that reduces greenhouse gases by up to 75%. Currently the company collects oil from more than 1,000 restaurants around the National Capital Region including McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King, paying 3.5 cents […]

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Maharashtra sugar mills trying to negotiate long-term ethanol contracts with OMCs

Maharashtra sugar mills trying to negotiate long-term ethanol contracts with OMCs

May 14, 2019 |

In India, the Financial Express newspaper reports that sugar mills in Maharashtra are trying to negotiation with oil marketing companies long-term ethanol contracts in an effort to provide stability to its ethanol sector. In line with similar contracts used by mills when selling cogeneration electricity to the national grid via utilities that last 13 years, […]

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Aemetis’ Indian subsidiary wins $23 million biodiesel supply contract

Aemetis’ Indian subsidiary wins $23 million biodiesel supply contract

May 6, 2019 |

In India, Aemetis, Inc. announced that its Universal Biofuels India subsidiary has been awarded a biodiesel supply contract with the three India government-owned Oil Marketing Companies in a public tender process.  The contract provides for ongoing deliveries of biodiesel to a variety of blending locations in an aggregate amount of more than $23 million during […]

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Novozymes sees 2G as a big opportunity for India

Novozymes sees 2G as a big opportunity for India

April 18, 2019 |

In India, Novozymes’ VP for biorefining commercial told the Business Standard newspaper that the country’s push towards 2G ethanol will not only help it achieve energy independence, but it will also create jobs in rural areas that are so desperately needed. The country’s biomass surplus is enough to produce 30 billion liters per year but […]

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India offers the U.S. a resolution to trade issues

India offers the U.S. a resolution to trade issues

April 7, 2019 |

In India, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said that the commerce ministry made an offer to the U.S. to resolve trade issues between the two countries, including various agricultural and IT trade sectors. The trade balance is in favor with India currently with India’s exports to the U.S. in 2017-18 at USD 47.9 billion, while imports […]

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Indian ethanol producers sign contracts for 2.3 billion liters to supply blending mandate

Indian ethanol producers sign contracts for 2.3 billion liters to supply blending mandate

April 3, 2019 |

In India, against a requirement of 3.30 billion liters of ethanol for 10% ethanol blending in the country, excluding J & K, North Eastern States and island territories, ethanol supply contracts have been signed for 2.37 billion liters for the ethanol supply period 2018-19 (Dec. – Nov). This is the highest ethanol supply contracts ever.  […]

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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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