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Centre increases Ethanol Prices

The Indian Government has directed the oil marketing companies (OMCs) to increase the procurement of ethanol and has also increased the price for buying the ethanol from the farmers. This move holds significance as the state elections in Maharastra, Haryana, and Jharkhand. What has happened? The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a ..

India’s first 2G Ethanol Bio-Refinery to be set up in Odisha

India’s first second generation (2G) Ethanol Bio-Refinery will set up in Bargarh district of Odisha by 2020, where ethanol will be produced from rice straw. The proposed plant will be set up by the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) at an estimated cost of Rs 100 crore. The foundation stone of which was laid on ..

Can Ethanol Blending Be a Panacea For India?

Twin challenges of increasing price of crude and depreciating rupee are burdening Indian economy. Time and again it has been emphasised that increase in the use of biofuels as a way out to address this challenge. Among biofuels ethanol appears to be the most viable alternative. Other biofuels such as jatropha have often proven to ..

Haryana signs pact with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) for ethanol plant

On September 11, the Haryana government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to set up an ethanol plant in Panipat with an outlay of over Rs 900 crore. The initiative at village Bohali with a proposed capacity of 100 kilolitres of ethanol per day will manage crop residue and prevent ..

Rajasthan becomes first Indian state to implement National policy on bio fuels

Rajasthan has become the first Indian state to implement the National policy on bio fuels, which was launched by the Union Government in May 2018. The desert State will lay emphasis on increasing production of oilseeds and establish a Centre for Excellence in Udaipur to promote research in the fields of alternative fuels and energy ..

Environment GK Questions and Answers for Civil Services Examination

1. Which among the following is also known as a hotspot for cactus biodiversity? [A]Sechura Desert in Peru and Ecuador [B]Caatinga scrub in equatorial Brazil [C]Tehuacán Valley desert in southern Mexico [D]Sahara Desert in Africa Tehuacán Valley desert in southern Mexico The rain shadow effect is largely responsible for many tropical arid lands that seem ..