Tag: India

Maharashtra mills are looking to invest $3.47 billion to double ethanol production over two years

Maharashtra mills are looking to invest $3.47 billion to double ethanol production over two years

September 4, 2019 |

In India, the Tribune News Service reports that sugar mills in Maharashtra are planning to invest $3.47 billion in expanding ethanol production over the next two years as they work to try to supply the country’s growing ethanol blending mandate and reduce sugar availability in an already flooded market. Currently the state’s sugar mills have […]

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Indian government again boosts ethanol price to enourage more production

Indian government again boosts ethanol price to enourage more production

September 3, 2019 |

In India, the director general of the Indian Sugar Mills Association said the government’s decision to increase ethanol price once again, with special emphasis and a higher increase for ethanol made from B-heavy molasses, confirms the Government’s commitment towards encouraging more diversion of the surplus sugarcane/sugar into ethanol.  He also said the second very important […]

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Omega Energy and Louisian sugar mill tap Praj to design first ethanol plant from baggase in the US

Omega Energy and Louisian sugar mill tap Praj to design first ethanol plant from baggase in the US

September 3, 2019 |

In India, ‘Enfinity’, Praj’s proprietary and award-winning technology, will be deployed to produce ethanol and other co-products using sugarcane bagasse in what would be USA’s first bagasse-based bio-refinery. The bio-refinery is being jointly promoted by Florida based Omega Energy USA, a developer of renewable energy projects, while Louisiana based Lasuca Sugar, a producer of cane […]

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Shell India invests in local biomass company

Shell India invests in local biomass company

September 2, 2019 |

In India, Indian biomass-based energy company Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Pvt. Ltd. (PRESPL), has raised private equity investment from Shell. responsAbility was the first to invest during the company’s ‘Series-A’ in Sep 2013, followed by a ‘Series-B’ investment from Neev Fund in April 2019. With this follow-on fund investment by Shell, the ‘Series-B’ round of […]

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Indian coop sugar mills beg for right to use sugar as ethanol feedstock

Indian coop sugar mills beg for right to use sugar as ethanol feedstock

August 29, 2019 |

In India, the Hindu Business Line newspaper reports that with 48 million metric tons of sugar supplies on hand between current stocks and record production next year, the National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories is asking the government for permission to use extensive volumes of sugar as feedstock for ethanol production. The association hasn’t put […]

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India looking to promote ethanol production from sugar to reduce glut

India looking to promote ethanol production from sugar to reduce glut

August 28, 2019 |

In India, Cogencis news agency reports that the government is looking to not only ask oil marketing companies to specifically buy ethanol produced from sugar rather than molasses or sugarcane juice in an effort to eat down huge sugar stocks weighing on the market, but a separate floor price for the sugar-based ethanol will likely […]

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Haryana pushing back against UCO for biodiesel due to low prices

Haryana pushing back against UCO for biodiesel due to low prices

August 27, 2019 |

In India, the Hindustan Times newspaper reports that despite President Modi’s recent policy announcement pushing for the mass collection of used cooking oil for use as biodiesel feedstock, restaurants in Haryana are reluctant to participate in the supply drive because the prices offered are almost half as much as what they currently get from soap […]

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Indian Oil Company to invest nearly $3.5 billion in green projects including 2G and 3G ethanol

Indian Oil Company to invest nearly $3.5 billion in green projects including 2G and 3G ethanol

August 22, 2019 |

In India, the Economic Times newspaper reports that Indian Oil Company plans to invest nearly $3.5 billion in green energy projects across a wide-ranging portfolio of renewables including 2G and 3G biofuels as part of its roadmap to reduce its impact on climate change. Hydrogen CNG and hydrogen fuel cells are among the other areas […]

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Indian mulling increase in ethanol price for B-molasses and sugar juice feedstocks

Indian mulling increase in ethanol price for B-molasses and sugar juice feedstocks

August 19, 2019 |

In India, Cogencis news agency reports that the government is looking to potentially raise the price of ethanol in an effort to further encourage more ethanol production as it seeks ways to draw down its sugar surplus stocks that could top 10 million metric tons by the end of its crop year on September 30. […]

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The Golden Cow – Is India the place to be for biofuels?

The Golden Cow – Is India the place to be for biofuels?

August 18, 2019 |

Aemetis may be based in California, but it has set sights in India thanks to the country’s growing biofuel market. And it’s not just Aemetis that sees India’s biofuel market as key for their own growth, but what exactly is the market there? What is it predicted to be? Is India the cash cow for […]

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