Ethanol Blending Current Affairs, GK & News

Cabinet approves highest ever FRP for Sugarcane

Union cabinet has approved the highest ever fair & remunerative price (FRP) for sugarcane farmers on August 25, 2021. Key Points FRP for sugarcane has been increased to Rs 290 per quintal for 2021-22. This price will be based on 10% recovery. If recovery is less than 9.5%, then farmers will be given a FRP ..

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India’s push for Sugar-Fuelled Cars

India is pushing for cars to run on ethanol made from sugar. This move of Indian government is increasing the risks of higher cost of sweetener worldwide. Key Points Indian government will fast-track an ethanol program. This programme will divert about 6 million tons of sugar toward fuel production annually by 2025. This amount to ..

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Flex-fuel Engines to get mandatory in India

Central government is planning to make production of vehicle with flex-fuel engines mandatory for carmakers in India. Highlights This decision was taken days after advancing cut-off date for mixing 20 per cent ethanol in petrol from 2030 to 2025. Government will soon take decision to ask auto industry to provide customers with option to choose ..

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PM Modi launches E-100 project

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, launched E-100 pilot project on the occasion of World Environment Day in Pune. E-100 Project This ambitious project was launched with the aim of setting up a network for production and distribution of ethanol in India. Highlights Prime Minister also launched ‘Report of the Expert Committee on Road Map for ethanol ..

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India sets new record in ethanol blend with petrol

In the first four months of ethanol supply year 2020-21, India has reached more than 7.2%. This is the first time India has reached this level. This puts the country right on its course of achieving the target of 10% blending by 2022. Current Scenario If oil marketing companies lift the ethanol they had contracted ..

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