Biofuel Current Affairs, GK & News

Amendment in Biofuels Policy

The Union Cabinet recently made amendments to the National Biofuel Policy 2018. What are the amendments? The target for achieving 20% ethanol blending in petrol is advanced by five years. Thus, the new target is 2025-26 instead of 2030. Other amendments to the biofuel policy are: Allowing more feedstock for the production of biofuels. Allowing ..

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Energy Transition Advisory Committee (Tarun Kapoor Committee)

The Energy Transition Advisory Committee was formed by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. It is headed by Tarun Kapoor, former Secretary of Petroleum Ministry. It will focus on increasing the share of clean energy sources such as hydrogen, biofuel, nuclear, geothermal, tidal in the energy mix of the country. Why was the committee formed? ..

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Cassava: Feedstock for Bioethanol Production

ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI) have found CASSAVA as a raw material for bioethanol production to meet Ethanol Blending Petrol (EBP) programme target of 2025 by India. Key Points As a biofuel crop, cassava has several advantages over sugarcane. Cassava is having a high starch content and ability to grow under low management conditions. ..

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IEA: Renewable Energy Market Update

The International Energy Agency recently released the “2021 Renewable Energy Market Update”. The Agency has increased its forecast for the global growth of solar energy and wind energy by 25%. The report reveals that 280 GW of the renewable energy was installed in 2020. This is 45% increase as compared to that of 2019. Key ..

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What is E20 fuel?

The Government of India has recently introduced the E20 fuel to promote green fuel such as ethanol. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways recently published a draft notification inviting comments from the public for adoption of E20 fuel.  This is being done as Government of India is aspiring to take the ethanol economy to ..

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SATAT Initiative: MoUs signed to set up 900 Compressed Bio Gas Plants

On November 20, 2020, the Government of India signed Memorandum of Understanding with leading oil and gas marketing companies to establish Compressed Bio-Gas Plants all over India. These plants are to generate biogas from crop wastes. The agreements were signed under the SATAT (Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation) initiative. About the Memorandum of Understanding Under ..

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