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Ethanol

Ethanol is the second member of the alcoholic series. Ethanol is commonly known as alcohol. It is a constituent of all alcoholic beverages namely beer, wine, whisky, some cough syrups, digestive syrups etc. In industries, alcohol is produced by the fermentation of sugar present in molasses. Molasses is a by-product of sugar industry in India. ..

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Haryana 2G Ethanol Plant

The 2nd-Generation Ethanol Plant is set to be commissioned on August 10, 2022 in Haryana on the occasion of World Biofuel Day. This plant is aimed at tackling the problem of stubble burning in Haryana and adjoining region. It will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in virtual mode. About 2G Ethanol Plant: Second-Generation ..

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India’s achievement in Ethanol Blending

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted that, India has achieved 10 percent ethanol blending of petrol, five months before the schedule. Significance of the blending 10 percent ethanol blending has reduced carbon emission by 27 lakh tonnes. It has saved India’s Rs 41,000 crore on oil imports, in foreign exchange spending. In 8 years, blending ..

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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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India’s first greenfield grain-based ethanol plant

Recently, a greenfield grain-based ethanol plant was inaugurated in Bihar by Bihar Chief Minister. What is the cost of the plant? The grain-based ethanol plant was built for Rs 105 crore. Which company set up the plant? Eastern India Biofuels Pvt Ltd. What are the other facts about the ethanol plant? The ethanol plant is ..

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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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