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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. ..

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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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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Union Cabinet approves Mechanism for Procurement of Ethanol

On October 29, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the Mechanism for the public sector oil companies to procure ethanol. Key Highlights Under the new mechanism, the prices of ethanol obtained from sugarcane based raw material has been increased for the forth coming sugar cane season. This is between December 2020 and ..

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Indian Oil to set up new 2G Ethanol Plant in Panipat

The Indian Oil Corporation recently received environment clearance from Ministry of EFoCC (Environment, Forest and Climate Change), to set up a new 2G Ethanol plant at Panipat. Indian Oil will invest Rs 766 crore in setting up the plant. Highlights The Ethanol produced in the plant will be exclusively used to blend transportation fuels The ..

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CCEA hikes ethanol procurement price for fuel blending

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to increase price of ethanol procured by public sector oil marketing companies (OMCs) for one year starting December 2019. It also increased price of ethanol derived from C heavy molasses from Rs 43.46 a litre to Rs 43.75 ..

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