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Monday, November 29, 2021



Why India's ambitious ethanol plan is spurring food security fears

October 07, 2021 1:46 pm

Even as many developed countries debate limiting policy support for grain-based biofuels amid reports of food-price increases and greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation, India is seeing multifold benefits.

OMCs reluctant to sign EOI with ethanol manufacturers

August 20, 2021 10:11 am

Ethanol - the fuel additive - is promoted by the Central government as a solution to excess sugar produced and in reducing fuel imports.

20% ethanol blending: Target 2025, 5 years early

June 06, 2021 1:43 am

“This goal (of 20 per cent ethanol blending) was earlier set at 2030. But seeing the kind of strides that the country has made in the past seven years, we have decided to reduce the timeline by five years,’’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

PM says India resolved to meet target of 20% ethanol blending in petrol by 2025

June 05, 2021 3:30 pm

Highlighting the Centre’s efforts towards sustainable development, Modi said India's capacity for renewable energy has increased by more than 250 per cent in the last 6-7 years.

Bihar now first state in country to implement ethanol promotion policy

March 18, 2021 8:03 am

An investor would get a 15 per cent government subsidy -- a maximum of Rs 5 crore -- besides exemption from stamp duty, registration and land conversion fees, electricity duty reimbursement and employment and skill development subsidy as already being given under the state government’s industrial promotion policy.

Govt notifies modified scheme to produce 1G ethanol

January 15, 2021 1:57 am

“To increase production of fuel grade ethanol, Govt. is also encouraging distilleries to produce ethanol from maize; & rice available with Food Corporation of India,” the statement said.

Maharashtra: Sugar mills in state set to step up ethanol production

December 10, 2020 4:37 am

To increase the blending percentage of ethanol in petrol and thus reduce the import burden on the country, the central government has been pushing for the production of ethanol. Sugar mills are encouraged to produce ethanol, by diverting their juice towards production of ethanol.

Sugar industry bets big on ethanol, expects dip of 20 lakh tonne in production of sweetener in 2020-21

October 08, 2020 11:27 am

Abinash Verma, director general of Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) — the apex body of private sugar millers in the country — said they have predicted a dip of 15 lakh tonnes of sugar for production of ethanol.

Sugar mills can submit ethanol proposals in new window till Oct 15: Govt

September 29, 2020 2:38 pm

As part of an incentive scheme announced in June 2018, the Centre had approved soft loans for mills to set up new distilleries or upgrade existing ones, expand capacity, and encourage them to divert sugarcane to ethanol making.

Brazil puts onus on India to 'balance' world sugar market

May 28, 2020 12:20 pm

Eduardo Leão de Sousa, executive director of Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, said Indian mills diverting more cane juice for ethanol will bring down sugar production and prop up global prices.