Biofuel Current Affairs, GK & News

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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INST uses Fish Gills to develop low cost electro-catalysts

The Institute of Nano Science and Technology operating under Department of Science and Technology has launched an environment friendly catalyst for rechargeable metal battery. Highlights The Catalyst used is made of fish gills. It is low cost and can be used in energy conversion devices. The catalyst invented will overcome the bottlenecks in storage technologies ..

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