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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’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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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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