An Alcohol-Fuelled Future of Mobility

05 Jul, 2021, 11.24 PM IST

Blending ethanol, produced locally from molasses, damaged grains and plant residue, significantly reduces tailpipe emissions in internal combustion (IC) engines, while bringing down fuel costs, and so boosts our energy security.

Government issues draft notification on ethanol blending in petrol

29 Jun, 2021, 11.19 PM IST

“The newly manufactured gasoline vehicles fitted with spark ignition engine compatible to run on ethanol gasoline blends of E-12 and E-15 shall be type approved as per prevailing gasoline emission norms,” the draft notification said.

HPCL becomes first company to bring ethanol-blended petrol in J&K, Ladakh

17 Jun, 2021, 08.33 PM IST

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) has become the first oil firm to start supplies of ethanol-blended petrol in the Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh region. The fuel to the Ladakh region is supplied from its Leh depot, situated at an altitude of 11,500 feet, HPCL said in a statement.

India to boost ethanol production as people facing problems due to high fuel rates: Gadkari

16 Jun, 2021, 11.26 PM IST

Addressing a conference organised by BRICS Network University virtually, Gadkari mentioned that automobile makers are producing flex-fuel engines in Brazil, Canada and the US providing an alternative to customers to use 100 per cent petrol or 100 per cent bio-ethanol.

Sugar stocks rally after govt brings forward ethanol blending target date

08 Jun, 2021, 06.42 AM IST

Rising ethanol demand and aggressive ethanol capacity addition would drive a compounded earnings growth of 15-20% over FY21-24, said analysts who are very bullish on Uttar Pradesh-based sugar companies’ stocks such as Balrampur Chini, Triveni Engineering, Dhampur Sugar, Dalmia Bharat, DCM Shriram Industries and Dwarikesh Sugar.

Sugar stocks hit upper circuit as govt focuses on ethanol blending

07 Jun, 2021, 12.08 PM IST

A gazette notification by the Oil Ministry directed oil companies to sell ethanol-blended petrol with a 20 per cent ethanol as per the Bureau of Indian Standards specifications with effect from April 2023.

India brings forward target of 20% ethanol-blending in petrol to 2025

05 Jun, 2021, 04.24 PM IST

The government last year, had set a target for blending 10 percent ethanol in petrol by 2022, and 20 per cent by 2030. Currently, about 8.5 per cent ethanol is mixed with petrol as against 1-1.5 per cent in 2014.

Govt should give tax breaks on ethanol: Expert committee

05 Jun, 2021, 03.25 PM IST

“In order to bring predictability and to encourage investment by entrepreneurs in expansion or setting up of new ethanol capacities, the government may devise and declare a floor price of ethanol for five years with an escalation clause for purchase by oil marketing companies (OMCs),” the committee said in its report laying out the roadmap for ethanol blending in Indian 2020-21.

Sugar exports not a viable solution in the long run: Sabyasachi Majumdar, ICRA

04 Jun, 2021, 12.58 PM IST

“The government is trying to address the situation by basically diverting the sucrose which would otherwise be used for producing sugar as a raw material for generation of ethanol by processing it in the distillery.”

Sugar stocks turn sweeter as govt advances ethanol-blending deadline

03 Jun, 2021, 01.09 PM IST

Shares of Balrampur Chini Mills rallied 8 per cent to Rs 325.85, whereas Rana Sugars showed similar gains to trade at Rs 15.92. Shree Renuka Sugars and Bajaj Hindustan hit upper circuit limits of 5 per cent to Rs 15.65 and Rs 11.70, respectively.

India brings forward target of 20 percent ethanol-blending in petrol to 2023

02 Jun, 2021, 10.00 PM IST

Last year, the government had set a target of reaching 10 per cent ethanol-blending in petrol (10 per cent of ethanol mixed with 90 per cent of diesel) by 2022, and 20 per cent doping by 2030. Earlier this year, the target for 20 per cent blending was brought forward to 2025.

Sugar stocks rally on global prices, ethanol boost

04 May, 2021, 07.37 AM IST

All sugar company stocks are in the green for the current calendar year, having gained 10-55%.

Not 100% ethanol, blended fuel makes more sense: Narendra Taneja

12 Mar, 2021, 04.45 PM IST

If we start consuming ethanol for everything, we will end up becoming import dependent for ethanol also, says the energy expert.

20% ethanol blending in petrol can create economic activity of Rs 1 lakh crore: Petroleum Secretary

11 Jan, 2021, 07.18 PM IST

Currently, the petrol sold in the country has above 5 per cent of ethanol, a bio-fuel extracted from various locally available sources.

Ethanol blending in petrol will cross 8% in 2020-21: Petroleum Secretary Tarun Kapoor

05 Jan, 2021, 09.31 AM IST

State oil marketing companies received 173 crore litres of ethanol for blending with petrol during ethanol supply year that ran between December 2019 and November 2020. The volume was lower than 189 crore litres of 2018-19 but the share in petrol blending was the same at 5% due to the overall decline in fuel sales due to the pandemic, which also curbed the availability of ethanol.

Bharat Petroleum confident of meeting 10% ethanol blending target by 2022

17 Nov, 2020, 10.28 PM IST

State-run oil marketers are required to blend 10 per cent ethanol in petrol under the national policy on biofuels 2018 by 2022 and 20 per cent by 2030. But so far this has not been moving at scale as surplus sugarcane was not easily available and the blending is only 5 per cent now.


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