Ethanol fuel: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

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 ..

WTO Dispute Settlement Panel to review India’s Sugar Subsidy

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has announced setting up of dispute settlement panel to review India’s sugar subsidy as requested by Brazil, Australia and Guatemala. What are the Objections against India? The countries allege that: India has massively increased the level of domestic support under its support regime for sugarcane and sugar. India has almost doubled ..

Union Cabinet approves “Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN (Jaiv Indhan- Vatavaran Anukool fasal awashesh Nivaran) Yojana”

The Lignocellulosic biomass (or LC biomass) refers to plant biomass that is composed of carbohydrate polymers (cellulose, hemicellulose), and an aromatic polymer (lignin). It is the most abundantly available raw material on the Earth for the production of biofuels, mainly bio-ethanol. It is in news recently because the Union Cabinet has approved the “Pradhan Mantri ..

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 ..

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 ..