Ethanol could transform India’s farm economy: Nitin Gadkari

Economic Times – 31 January 2018, NEW DELHI: India may join hands with Russia for expanding its presence in the hydrocarbon sector in Vietnam, a move that may not upset China given its close ties with Russia. The indication for…

IndianOil to start production of biomass-based ethanol

Economic Times – 29 December 2017: CHANDIGARH: Indian Oil Corporation: IndianOil would initiate production of second generation ethanol by utilising crop residues and other biomass as feedstock at village Baoli in Panipat district of Haryana. The capacity of proposed plant…

Ethanol supplies set to increase

The Hindu – 23 December 2017: Ethanol supplies by sugar mills and by ethanol producers finalised for the supply period 2017-2018 [December to November] will be 140 crore litres. This is 26% higher than the supply of 111 crore litres…

ISMA: Highest ever ethanol offers accepted/finalized by OMCs; says ISMA

Economic Times – 21 December 2017: After two rounds of offers, counter-offers and negotiations between sugar factories/ethanol manufacturers and oil marketing companies, against the first tender invited in November 2017, 140 crore litres of ethanol supplies have been finalized for…

OMCs finalized procurement of 113 crore litre of ethanol in 2017-18 SS

Business Standard – 16 December 2017: Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) of the country has finalized procurement of a quantity of 113 crore litres of ethanol for 2017-18 (December-November) sugar season (SS). The quantity of 113 crore litre for 2017-18 season…

Sugar mills offer record 113-cr litres of ethanol for blending

Hindu Business Line – 9 December 2017: public sector oil marketing companies (OMCs) have accepted bids from sugar mills and ethanol manufacturers to supply crore litres of ethanol worth about ₹4,500 crore during the 2017-18 (December to November) season. This…

Sugar stocks may offer sweet deal as ethanol prices are set to jump

Financial Express – 30 November 2017: As the ethanol prices are scheduled to get hiked by five percent from December 1, sugar stocks are once again back into contention. Including them in the investment portfolio now can definitely sweeten up…

High molasses prices hit ethanol production

Deccan Chronicle – 24 November 2017: Ethanol which is being blended with petrol after the Union Government’s instruction to go for 10 per cent blending, to reduce the carbon footprint is facing a supply hurdle as millers are not keen…

Make ethanol from surplus food grains: Draft policy

Economic Times – 23 November 2017: The government plans to allow foodgrains during surplus production years to be used for production of ethanol that can be blended with petrol, in a bid to widen the availability of raw materials needed…

Conference to promote use of ethanol

Times of India – 22 November 2017:The central government’s policy of blending petrol with ethanol was formulated in 2000. “It was then decided to blend petrol with up to 5% of ethanol, and the target was to be achieved in…