State rolls out ethanol blending policy, targets Rs 5K crore investment

The EBP is in line with the National Policy on Biofuels that targets an indicative 20% blending of ethanol in petrol by 2030 under the Ethanol Blended Petrol Programme.

published on : 19th March 2023

BMTC’s MD15 buses to hit the roads  

Will reduce pollution, oil import, costs, says Union Transport Minister Gadkari 

published on : 13th March 2023

Govt expects to mop up Rs 25,000 crore from windfall gain tax this fiscal year

The ministry first imposed the windfall tax on oil companies on July 1, 2022, joining a number of countries that tax super normal profits of energy companies.

published on : 14th February 2023

PM inaugurates petrol-ethanol blend at select petrol pumps in 11 states and union territories

Under this programme, ethanol is added to petrol to reduce the consumption of fossil fuel. Experts believe this could reduce the import bill of crude oil, 85% of which India imports. 

published on : 6th February 2023

Ethanol blending in petrol saved Rs 41,500 crore in 8 years: Union Petroleum Minister

The ethanol blending in petrol has resulted in forex savings of over Rs 41,500 crore in the past eight years for the country, said petroleum minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday. 

published on : 14th January 2023

India's ethanol capacity to jump 25 per cent to 1,250 crore Government official 

A single-window clearance has been put in place wherein ethanol projects seeking interest subvention and environment clearances are given faster clearance.

published on : 13th January 2023

India will contribute 25 per cent of global demand of ethanol by 2040: Petroleum Minister

The minister further said India increased the number of its crude oil suppliers from 27 countries in 2006-07 to 39 in 2021-22, adding new suppliers like Columbia, Russia, Libya, etc.,

published on : 11th January 2023

‘20 per cent ethanol-blended fuel to be available at outlets’: Hardeep Singh Puri

India is ready to launch 20% ethanol blended fuel and it will be available at selected outlets from next month, said petroleum minster Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday.

published on : 17th December 2022

AP to get Rs 270 crore bioethanol unit

 CM Jagan will lay the foundation stone at APIIC Industrial Park in Gummalladoddi today

published on : 4th November 2022

Karnataka aims to up ethanol blend in petrol from 10 per cent to 85 per cent

At present 10 per cent ethanol is blended in every litre of petrol, but officials are working to beat the target set by the Central government and blend up to 85 per cent ethanol.

published on : 30th October 2022

Need to diversify agriculture towards power, energy sectors: Gadkari

Gadkari told the industry that the government has decided to launch flex-fuel engines in the country.

published on : 28th August 2022

Karnataka aims to produce more ethanol, reduce petrol, diesel need

Karnataka, which ranks third among sugarcane-growing states in the country, is coming up with a new ethanol policy that will provide for bigger profits for sugarcane growers. 

published on : 22nd August 2022

India to start supplying petrol with 20 per cent ethanol from April 2023

The original target for doping 10 per cent ethanol, extracted from sugarcane and other agri commodities, in petrol originally was November 2022.

published on : 10th August 2022

Rs 50,000 crore forex saved by blending ethanol with petrol in 7-8 years, says PM Modi

Modi said the ethanol plant worth Rs 900 crore will provide a permanent solution to the problem of stubble burning in farms.

published on : 10th August 2022

Lok Sabha passes bill to promote use of non-fossil fuels

The bill is also aimed at helping the country achieve its international commitments with respect to climate change goals.

published on : 8th August 2022

Gujarat hooch death toll rises to 40; 10 people held so far for selling spurious liquor

Out of the deceased, 31 belonged to different villages in Botad and nine were natives of neighbouring Dhandhuka taluka in Ahmedabad district, the official of Botad police control room said.

published on : 27th July 2022

Call on Rs 300 crore ethanol plant soon: Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation

The APIIC Chairman assured them to go through their application and take a decision on the matter at the earliest.

published on : 23rd July 2022

Centre promoting ethanol as alternative for fuel: Nitin Gadkari

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari called on Suttur Mutt seer Shivaratri Deshikendra swamiji and held a closed door meeting for a few minutes in the city on Thursday.

published on : 10th June 2022

Union Cabinet amends biofuels policy, advances ethanol blending target to 2025-26

An official statement said that the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at its meeting on Wednesday approved the amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels.

published on : 18th May 2022

State Investment Promotion Board gives nod for Rs 560-crore bioethanol plant in Nellore

Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited will set up the 250 KLD capacity plant at an estimated cost of Rs 560 crore in 100 acres, providing direct employment to 400 people.

published on : 13th May 2022
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