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How Cow Manure Is Fueling a Biogas Revolution

byMax Perez (Impakter)  Pioneering a circular bioeconomy, Mexican startup Sistema.bio empowers farmers worldwide to transform manure into clean energy, biofertilizers, and a sustainable future -- The world’s overflowing landfills and mounting piles of organic waste pose a severe environmental threat. As food

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Fermbox Bio Introduces EN3ZYME: A Global Solution Transforming Agricultural Waste into Renewable Biofuels and Sustainable Synbio Products

(Fermbox Bio/PR Newswire)  Fermbox Bio, a synthetic biology research and manufacturing company, announces the launch of EN3ZYME, a cutting-edge enzyme cocktail designed to enhance both the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of transforming pre-treated agri-based residues into fermentable, cellulosic sugars. These sugars pave

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Yara Clean Ammonia and AM Green (earlier Greenko ZeroC) Sign Term Sheet for Sale of Renewable Ammonia from India to Yara Clean Ammonia’s Global Market

(Yara) Yara Clean Ammonia, the world’s largest trader and distributor of ammonia, and Greenko ZeroC, the green ammonia production arm of the India-based AM Green, signed a term sheet for supply of renewable ammonia from Phase 1 of AM Green’s ammonia

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Nayara to Set up Two Ethanol Plants

by Kalpana Pathak (Economic Times/Microsoft Start) Mumbai: Russian energy giant Rosneft-backed Nayara Energy is planning to invest ₹600 crore to set up two ethanol manufacturing plants in the country, said a senior company executive. Each plant will have a production capacity of

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Global Biofuel Alliance Sets up Three-Pronged Work Plan, Says Govt

by Subhayan Chakraborty (Business Standard) While it remains without a charter, or a permanent secretariat, the Global Biofuel Alliance (GBA) has adopted a work plan focused on assessing country landscapes, drafting policy frameworks, and conducting biofuel workshops, petroleum and natural gas ministry

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Tata Steel First Indian Steel Company to Ship Raw Material from Australia Using Biofuel Blend

(The Avenue Mail) Tata Steel becomes the first Indian steel company to undertake a full-laden leg voyage from East Coast Australia to India, powered by a B24 biofuel blend with VLSFO (Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil). This voyage sets a new

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Hydrogen Fuel of Future, Vehicles Will Run on Green Fuels in Coming Years: Gadkari

(Press Trust of India/MSN) Hailing hydrogen as the "fuel of the future", Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday asserted that vehicles in the country would run on green fuels in the coming years. Addressing an election rally in support of BJP leader

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Japan, Brazil Agree to Promote Biofuels and Hybrid Vehicles

Hiroyuki Akiyama and Niki Mizuguchi (Nikkei Asia) Kishida and Lula hope to cooperate more on trade and decarbonization --  Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva vowed on Friday to deepen cooperation on decarbonization while laying out

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For SAF’s Take-off, Look to India’s Policies

by Eric McAfee (Aemetis/Biofuels Digest) ... We win wars by issuing Cost Plus contracts to defense contractors so they can build new production capacity to produce the weapons of war. SAF is just such a weapon, but our leaders have not been

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The Criticality of Biofuels and Their Impact on India's Economy and Ecology

by Vijay Nirani (ETEnergyWorld/TruAlt Bioenergy) India can reduce its dependence on imported fossil fuels by adopting production of biofuels thereby enhancing energy security and mitigating economic risks. ... Industry leaders must dedicate themselves to transitioning towards a low-carbon energy landscape, driven to emphasize the profound

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Carbon Markets Proliferate Worldwide — Report

by Anne C. Mulkern (Politico Pro Climatewire) Three dozen emissions trading systems are now operating worldwide, raising $74 billion in revenue last year. -- Washington state's carbon market was one of five new or heavily revised systems to launch in 2023, adding

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the Circular Carbon Economy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Carbon is the foundation of our material world, says LanzaTech CTO Rob Conrado in these slides presented at ABLC 2024. It’s in the products we use, the planes we fly, the clothes we wear. Where our

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Sugar Summit 2024 --- July 5-7, 2024 --- Khandala, India

Nestled among the lush greenery and mystical mists of Khandala, the Sugar Summit 2024 emerges as a premier nexus for the sugar and ethanol industries. Designed to catalyze partnerships and pioneer new pathways, this summit invites industry stalwarts—from sugar millers

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SOUTH – A 5-Letter Word for EARTH MONTH

SOUTH America, especially Brazil, has long been a leader in use of biofuels.  Now Brazil, ALONG with India, is showing the Global SOUTH the VALUE THERE is with regard to taking control of THEIR energy security, energy independence WHILE retaining

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Futuria Fuels and DME

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Dimethyl-ether is a single molecule that can be produced from a wide range of renewable feedstocks. It can be blended with LPG and used in existing applications. It is chemically similar to propane and butane, and

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RIL, Tata Motors, IOCL to Be Key Bidders for Green Hydrogen Pilot Project: Report

(Business Today) The pilot project will help identify operational issues and gaps in terms of technology readiness, regulations, implementation, infrastructure and supply chains. -- Reliance Industries (RIL), Tata Motors and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) are likely to be key bidders for

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U.S. Grains Council Supports Biofuel-Based Decarbonization Initiatives Worldwide

by Mackenzie Boubin (U.S. Grains Council) As part of its efforts to promote decarbonization, the U.S. Grains Council is increasing its focus on market opportunities outside the transportation sector. This includes household cooking alternatives that use clean-burning ethanol as opposed to polluting

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India Poised for an Ethanol Revolution, Focusing on 2G, SAF and CBG

by Anurima Mondal (Energetica-India) Interview: Sameer Sinha, Chief Executive Officer- Sugar Business Group at Triveni Engineering and Industries Ltd. -- The shift towards biofuels, driven by the EBP20 target, signals a transformative journey aligning with energy sustainability and environmental goals, says Sameer

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Yamaha Betting Big on Ethanol Instead of Electric Bikes

by Aariz Rizvi (MotorBeam) Yamaha Motor India is taking a distinct approach amidst India’s push towards greener mobility solutions. While the nation sets ambitious targets for electric vehicle adoption by 2030, Yamaha is steering towards ethanol-based flex fuels as a key

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The Digest’s Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2024

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Daily Digest today released its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 65 countries. Get the latest up to the minute new

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Madhya Pradseh: Biodiesel Smuggling Busted, Goods Worth Rs 42.75L Seized

(Free Press Journal)  Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, SP Puneet Gehlod directed police stations across the district to combat the illegal smuggling of biodiesel and other valuable substances. In response, a joint team from Sendhwa rural police station, SDM Sendhwa

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ETHANOL 100 Fuel Launched by Petroleum Minister Hardeep S Puri

(India Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas)  Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs, launched ‘ETHANOL 100, a revolutionary automotive fuel at IndianOil Retail Outlet M/s. Irwin Road Service Station,here today (March

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Ethanol Blog: Lawmakers Press Biden Administration to Fight Brazil Ethanol Tariff, Open Ag, Biofuels Trade

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)   With Brazil set to reconsider an ongoing tariff on U.S. ethanol imports a group of Republican lawmakers asked the Biden administration to be active in an upcoming public-comment period on the 16% tariff that is

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The 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy for 2024

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Praj Industries took the #1 spot in the 2024 “50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published today in The Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily. Virent (#2), Gevo (#3), LanzaJet (#4), BioVeritas (#5), LanzaTech

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Bold Goals Action Group Releases 40 Bold Actions to Accelerate the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Bold Goals Action Group released the final text of the 40 Bold Actions to Accelerate at ABLC 2024. The release capped a year-long, multi-national effort by bioeconomy stakeholders to define specific actions that

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Biofuels Market Booms as Demand Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Levels

by Felicity Bradstock (OilPrice.com)  - Biofuels, particularly those derived from waste and non-food crops, are gaining traction as a renewable energy source to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors like aviation and shipping. - The U.S. and India are leading the charge in biofuel

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Plastics Recycling World Expo --- May 14-15, 2025 --- Mumbai, India

This expo is your gateway to the Indian plastics compounding industries, bringing together professionals from every stage of the supply chain. Co-located with the Compounding World, access two days of networking, knowledge sharing, and innovation alongside our busy conference theatre featuring

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Brazil in the G-20 Presidency and the Global Biofuels Alliance

by Jefferson dos Santos Estevo* and Laís Forti Thomaz** (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Global Biofuels Alliance (GBA) was launched in October 2023 during the 18th G-20 Summit in India. That country held the rotating presidency of the group, which consists of 19 countries

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Govt Plans to Procure More Maize to Ramp up Production of Ethanol

by Zia Haq (Hindustan Times) ... India has drawn up plans to divert more maize to make ethanol for the country’s fuel-blending programme and ramp up output nearly 10 times in five years, three officials said on Monday. Maize, or corn, the

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Dr Jitendra Lays Stone for First-ever ‘Science Experience Centre,’ ‘Biofuel Centre’

(Hans India) Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh has said that the first-ever "Science Experience Centre" would contribute to realising PM Modi's vision of ‘Vikasit Bharat’ and dedicated it to young minds and potential start-ups.

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NTPC Signs MoU for Green Hydrogen Plant in India

by Juan Pedro Tomas (Biofuels Digest) In India, The Economic Times reported that Government of India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NTPC to set up India’s largest green hydrogen production plant near Pudimadaka of Visakhapatnam district. The facility

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Nitin Gadkari Proposes 20 per cent Ethanol Blend in Petroleum Exports to Bangladesh

(Organiser)  India's Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, advocates for a mandatory 20 per cent ethanol blend in petroleum exports to neighbouring Bangladesh and emphasised on environmental consciousness and energy diversification. ... Nitin Gadkari said that I have suggested that 20 per

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj Industries and Leveraging Bioeconomy for Sustainable Future

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The eminent danger of climate change, Praj’s Expertise and Readiness for Sustainable Future, opportunities with the Multi-feed and Multi-product Biorefinery Complex, and the Collective Efforts Toward Sustainable Future represented by the new Global Biofuels Alliance. These

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Bioenergy, Biogas & Biofuel Summit & Expo --- May 2-3, 2024 --- New Delhi, India

Under the overarching Theme of “Innovations & Cutting-Edge Technology for a Sustainable Future”. We are pleased to announce the 3rd edition of Bioenergy ,Biogas & Biofuel , Summit & Expo (BBB 2024), an ambitious international forum scheduled during 02- 03 May 2024

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Vedanta Lanjigarh Successfully Tests Biodiesel as a Green Fuel Alternative for Commercial Vehicles

by Yajati Keshari Rout (Pragativadi)  Lanjigarh, Kalahandi: Vedanta Lanjigarh, India’s premier producer of metallurgical grade alumina and a part of Vedanta Aluminium, is exploring applications of biodiesel across plant operations as a part of its strategy to decarbonize its operations. The company

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India in Talks with Germany for Technology Collaborations in Biofuel Sector, Says IBA’s Gaurav Kedia

 by Shubhangi Mathur (Moneycontrol/The Election Budget) The government is looking at technologies from Germany to process feedstock such as paddy straw and municipal solid waste, said Gaurav Kedia, Chairman of Indian Biogas Association (IBA).  India is working to accelerate collaborations with Germany for

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Since 2005, LanzaTech has been working to create this closed-loop system using waste carbon to make the things we use in our daily lives. LanzaTech is changing how people think about carbon, creating value and new

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OMCs to Procure over 300 Crore Litres Lines of Ethanol Annually from Upcoming Plants across 8 States

by Rish Ranjan Kala (The Hindu Business Line)  The OMCs will procure the highest 97 crore litres annually from Tamil Nadu followed by Kerala, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh -- State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) will procure more than 300 crore litres

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Cochin Airport and BPCL Collaborate for World's First Green Hydrogen Plant at Airport Premises

(Global Green News) The Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) in Kerala has entered into an MOU with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) to set up a green hydrogen plant in its premises to produce 1000 KW of power. The project is

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Interview: India's Biofuel Push to Be Driven by Power, Transport Sectors: Biofuel Junction Founder

by Sampad Nandy and Samyak Pandey (S&P Global) Measuring carbon intensity of feedstock pathway yet to arrive in India; India biofuel push should be market driven; Developing technology to process animal fat, tallow, UCO next step -- India's domestic power and road transport sectors should

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DHL Express India and Aragen LifeSciences sign GoGreen Plus Partnership to Reduce Carbon Emissions

(Aragen LifeSciences) GoGreen Plus uses sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to enable customers to reduce Scope 3 emissions -- DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, and Aragen LifeSciences, a leading provider of contract research, development, and manufacturing services for the

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Indian Biogas Association Pitches for Rs 30k cr Investment for Compressed Biogas Plants

(PTI/Financial Express) “Utilising agricultural residues like paddy straw for bioenergy production and soil enrichment instead of burning those offers a dual benefit as it provides renewable energy sources while enhancing soil health,” said Indian Biogas Association Chairman Gaurav Kedia. Indian Biogas Association

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RFA Reports Record Ethanol Industry Export Value

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  According to new reports from the Renewable Fuels Association, the value of the U.S. ethanol industry’s exports hit a record level of just over $7.1 billion in 2023. The volume of ethanol exports was the third-highest level

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CSIR-NIIST Transfers Process to Make Key Enzyme for Biofuel for Commercial Use

(Hans India) The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has transferred, for commercial use, the process for production of beta glucosidase enzyme, used to manufacture biofuels, a statement said.  READ MORE Related articles CSIR-NIIST transfers process to make key enzyme for biofuel

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DHL Partners with Schneider Electric to Launch New Shipping Model for Improved Sustainability and Agility

(DHL Group)  Together with Schneider Electric, DHL Global Forwarding has successfully deployed two innovative multi-modal shipping bridges - between Singapore and North America and between India and North America - to reduce Scope 3 carbon emissions from air freight. -- Pilot schemes

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Brazil in the Presidency of the Financial G20: Agendas, Dynamics and Challenges

by Jefferson Estevo [1] and Alina Ribeiro [2]  (Boletim Lua Nova (Google Translation)) Brazil assumed the presidency of the Financial G20 on December 1, 2023 with the motto “Building a fair world and a sustainable planet”. Created in 1999, the group is made up of the nineteen

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India Could Triple Its Biofuel Use and Accelerate Global Deployment

by Jeremy Moorhouse and Astha Gupta (IEA) India has quickly joined the ranks of major biofuel producer and consumer thanks to a set of coordinated policies, high-level political support, and an abundance of feedstocks. Over the next five years it has the

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Mobilizing Sustainable Biomass Feedstocks for Future Fuels and Chemicals

(Biofuture Platform) The CEM14/MI-8 Side Event on Mobilizing Sustainable Biomass Feedstocks was held on 19 July 2023. The Side Event was organized by the CEM Biofuture Platform Initiative and the Co-leads of the MI Integrated Biorefineries (India and Netherlands). The purpose

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CEM14/MI-8 Minister – CEO Biofuels Roundtable

(Biofuture Platform) The CEM14/MI-8 closed door Minister – The CEM14/MI-8 closed door Minister – CEO Roundtable on Biofuels was held on 21st July. The Roundtable was organized by the CEM Biofuture Platform Initiative and the Co-leads of the MI Integrated Biorefineries (India

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IHI and ACME Signed Term Sheet to Supply Green Ammonia from India to Japan

(IHI) IHI and ACME Group, a leading renewable energy company in India, today signed a term sheet for the supply of green ammonia from Odisha, India to Japan. The term sheet was signed by Hiroshi Ide, President and CEO of IHI,

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AM Green Ties Up with Envision Energy for Wind Turbines and Global Green Hydrogen Projects

(AM Green/PR Newswire)  • AM Green and Envision Energy will form a partnership to manufacture wind turbines in India for green energy projects of AM Green and its customers.  • Both AM Green and Envision will collaborate on net-zero industrial parks and green hydrogen projects in India and

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Airbus, CSIR-IIP to Collaborate on Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(The Hindu) Airbus and the CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP) have signed an MoU to develop new technologies and to test and qualify indigenous sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the country. The collaboration will address the Indian aerospace industry’s decarbonisation ambitions by

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Massive Expansion of Renewable Power Opens Door to Achieving Global Tripling Goal Set at COP28

(International Energy Agency) ... The report also provides a reality check on the momentum behind renewable-based hydrogen, assessing how many announced projects are likely to go ahead. Of all the projects announced worldwide to use renewables to produce hydrogen this decade,

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IIP to Sign MoU with Airbus for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Dalip Singh (The Hindu Business Line) While we have invented the alternative aviation fuel, Airbus will bring its aviation expertise for common good including testing and getting market access, IIP Director Dr Harender Singh Bhist tells businessline -- The Indian Institute

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Law Library of Congress Publishes Report on Selected Issues in Biotechnology Regulation

by Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (Bergeson & Campbell) The Law Library of Congress published a November 2023 report entitled Selected Issues in Biotechnology Regulation: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, European Union, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore,

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Sustainable Aviation Fuel 2024

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week on ABLC CONNECT, we networked and exchanged information about the world of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, and as part of the proceedings, we had the State of Sustainable Aviation Fuel presentation. The slides are here.

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Indian Oil to Open 300 Ethanol Fuel Stations -- Transport Minister

by Rajendra Jadhav (Reuters News/Zawya)  India, the world's third-biggest oil importer and consumer, is keen to cut its carbon footprint to meet its 2070 net-zero carbon goal -- Indian Oil Corp , the country's top refiner, will open 300 ethanol fuel

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India in Talks with Brazil for Tech Partnership to Expand Ethanol Usage

(Press Trust of India/Business Standard) India is in talks with Brazil for a technological partnership to expand usage of ethanol, amid a push for alternative fuels to cut carbon emission -- ... Brazil has been using ethanol for a very long time

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India: A Vibrant Ecosystem for Cost-Effective Bioplastics Production

by Ashwini Shete (Praj Industries/Biofuels Digest)  ... Bioplastics offer a sustainable solution to plastic for certain applications. Bioplastics like PLA & PHA along with TPS, Cellulose offer functionality advantages including biodegradability & compostability. These alternatives support circular economies and reduce reliance

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Webinar: Replacing the Whole Barrel: An Overview of Sustainable and Renewable Biofuels and the Emerging Bioeconomy

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Dr. Arti Gaur of Parul University in Vadodara, Gujarat, India, invited Advanced Biofuels USA to present the latest about replacing the whole barrel of petroleum with renewable fuels and chemicals.  The presentation includes an introduction

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Buyofuel Launches 'BuyoTrace' to Ensure Sustainability and Authenticity of Biofuels for Its Consumers

(Energetica India) BuyoTrace is designed to instill confidence among consumers regarding the quality and sustainability of the biofuels they purchase through the platform. -- Buyofuel, a player in the biofuel industry announces the launch of ‘BuyoTrace’, a cutting-edge feature integrated into its online

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Sugar Factory Lying Shut in Goa to Resume Operation in One Year, Produce Ethanol: CM

(Press Trust of India) A state-run sugar factory, which has been shut in South Goa since 2019, would resume operation in the next one year and produce ethanol from sugarcane, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said. The Request For Qualification (RFQ) has

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Govt Working on Clean ATF Road Map: Scindia

by Anu Sharma (Magzter/Mint Mumbai) The Centre is likely to start giving recommendations for SAF from 2027 --  600 mn litre sustainable aviation fuel volume hit in 2023 -- The civil aviation ministry is working on formulating a road map for

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India State Fuel Retailers Raise Maize Ethanol Purchase Price -Local Media

by Nidhi Verma (Reuters)   Indian state fuel retailers have raised the purchase price of ethanol made from maize by 5.79 rupees a litre to 71.86 rupees ($0.8635) per litre to encourage its production for blending with gasoline, local media reported. India is

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Bioenergy Ibérica Develops a Biogas Plant from Cheese Production Waste

(Residuos Profesional (Google Translation)) The new facilities of the Galician Queizuar cheese factory will generate 3,000,000 kWh of clean energy per year from its own byproducts, such as lactose and sewage sludge. -- Bioenergy Ibérica, a company specialized in the construction of

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Sugar Body ISMA Adds Bio-energy to Title, Names New President

(The Hindu Business Line) Indian Sugar and Bio-energy Manufacturers Association will continue to use short form ISMA; Mandava Prabhakar Rao is new president -- Indian Sugar Mills Association, the industry body of private sugar mills, has adopted a new name, Indian

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, Aemetis CEO Eric McAfee took the ABLC 2023 stage in Washington DC to outline the company’s milestones ahead, progress to date, technology, financial estimates, policy asks, its portfolio of Carbon Zero One projects,

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Elevating the EU’s Sustainable Energy Landscape: A Focus on Low-Carbon Ethanol and Innovative Solutions

by Amol Sheth (Praj/Biofuels Digest)  The European Union is leading the way in sustainable energy solutions through structured policy initiatives to achieve its Net Zero goals by 2050 under the ambitious European Green Deal. The Net-Zero Industry Act, a key component

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Oil India Ltd Invites Bids for 1 MW Green Hydrogen Plant

by Uma Gupta (PV Magazine)  Oil India Ltd has invited domestic bids to establish a 1 MW plant in Himachal Pradesh to produce high-purity (99.999%) green hydrogen for commercial use. -- ... The scope of work includes the supply and installation

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OMCs Raise Ethanol Procurement Price to Boost C-Heavy Molasses Utilization

by Abha Rustagi (Energetica India) This decision aims to make the production of ethanol from C-heavy molasses, a byproduct of sugar processing with low sugar content, more appealing for sugar mills. --  In a strategic move to incentivize the production of

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Ecoil Secures INR 3 Cr in Funding Round Led by The Chennai Angels

(Ecoil/Business Wire India)  Jaipur, Rajasthan, India:  Ecoil, a pioneering eco-friendly gasoline production startup, has secured INR 3 Crores in a funding round led by The Chennai Angels, with participation from AIC Banasthali Vidyapith Foundation, Shell India, and other high-net-worth individuals.   Founded by Sushil

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Mangalore Refinery Follows Suit, Firms Up Plans for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production after Indian Oil

by Amit Mishra (Swarajya Magazine)  Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), a subsidiary of ONGC, has set the ball rolling for the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in two years to support the government’s one per cent blending target. The MRPL management is in the

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India Announces Domestic Voluntary Carbon Market Scheme

by Agamoni Ghosh and Aliana zulaika Yeong  (S&P Global) Several amendments to the Principal Scheme; Includes reduction, removal, avoidance projects; Methodologies, sectors to be updated over time  --  India's Ministry of Power announced a carbon offset market in a notice released Dec. 19, indicating

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Terviva

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Terviva is a food and ag innovation company partnering with farmers to grow pongamia, a climate-resilient tree which produces abundant, protein- and oil-rich legumes. Pongamia is uniquely suited to meet today’s environmental challenges. Chief Business Officer

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MRPL Firms up Green Aviation Fuel Plans

by Aneesh Phadnis (Business Line) While Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) plans to start the country’s first commercial-scale SAF plant at Panipat by 2026, MRPL is setting up 20-kilolitre-per-day plant to demonstrate indigenously-developed technology -- Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) is gearing up to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in two years to support the government’s one per cent blending

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India on the Move: The Subcontinent Is Buzzing with Mobility, and Poised to Assume Leadership of the Global Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Part 1 of a Digest series on India’s projects, progress and emerging bioeconomy leadership. ...  India is vaulting into the leadership of the global bioeconomy. ... India has the first giant post-modern national economy. ... The Post-Modern Economy is different. It

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Ethanol Blended Petrol Saves India ₹243 Billion in Foreign Exchange

(Mercom India)  With the success of the EBP program, India intends to save $4 billion per year by ESY 2025-26  --  The Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) program by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has saved public sector Oil Marketing Companies ~5.09 billion

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Keppel Partners AM Green to Explore Biogenic Carbon-based Sustainable Fuels Opportunities in Asia and the Middle East

(Greenko Group/PR Newswire) Keppel Corporation Limited (Keppel), through its Infrastructure Division, and AM Green, which is wholly owned and controlled by the founders of Hyderabad-based Greenko Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly explore opportunities to produce biogenic carbon-based

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Clean Energy Achievements at COP28

(U.S. Department of Energy)  This week, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy David M. Turk traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the 28th Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), where he led the U.S.

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COP Fizzles on Fossil Fuel Phase-out

by Minho Kim (Politico's Power Switch)  Many nations arrived at the U.N. climate talks last month hoping the world would commit to a “phase-out” of fossil fuels. But those initial wishes were all but dashed today, when COP28 organizers released a draft

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Govt to Buy Maize at MSP, Raise Output to Meet Biofuel Needs

by Zia Haq  (Hindustan Times)  The Union government has signed off on a plan to procure maize at federally fixed minimum support prices (MSP) while increasing its output and productivity by expanding the area under cultivation, as part of a strategy to meet

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No Dilution in Ethanol-Petrol Blending Plan Despite Sugar Feedstock Curbs: Govt

by Sukalp Sharma (The Indian Express) The decision to stop diversion of sugar cane juice and sugar syrup for ethanol production, taken to ensure enough sugar supply in the country and keep prices of the sweetener in check, led to concerns

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Honeywell Ready to Collaborate with Indian Refiners for Aviation Fuel

 by Rohit Vaid (Financial Express)  ... US-based Honeywell, which among other areas also operates in aerospace, is open to investing as well as collaborating with oil refiners in India to manufacture sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), country president Ashish Modi told FE. Sustainable aviation fuel

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Not Just EVs, Min. Nitin Gadkari Plans to Fight Pollution with Biofuels, Alt Fuels; Unveils New Green Roadmap

(FirstPost) While speaking in today's Rajya Sabha session, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, revealed a new roadmap for India's green mobility revolution, which is based not just on EVs, but also biofuels, and alt fuels -- ... Nitin Gadkari

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European Parliament Decides to Tighten CO2 Limits for Heavy Commercial Vehicles

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V. (UFOP)/Biobased Diesel Daily)   The Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V. (UFOP) welcomed the Nov. 22 decision by the European Parliament to lower the CO2-emission limits for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. This decision

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COP: Brazil Pursues Global Ethanol Expansion

by Vinicius Damazio (Argus Media) Brazilian sugarcane industry association Unica and foreign trade agency ApexBrasil plan to invest R19.5mn ($3.9mn) to position ethanol as a key solution to decarbonize transportation globally and help countries reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Ethanol can provide the

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New Portal to Soon Give One-Stop Solution for Biodiesel in State

(Times of India)  The UP Electronics Corporation Limited will create a portal for Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) that will be 'one-stop solution’ for tasks related to production, storage, purchase and distribution of biodiesel in the state.  READ MORE

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U.S. Delegation Visits India to Search for New Outlets for U.S. Ethanol

(U.S. Grains Council) A three-person delegation recently visited India from the U.S. to search for new outlets for exports to the fifth-largest market for U.S. ethanol during the 2022/23 marketing year. The team was comprised of Mark Heckman, ethanol services director at

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Govt Sets Mandatory CBG Blend Targets for CNG and PNG, Eyes Biofuel Boost

by Saurav Anand (Economic Times Energy World)  The CBO will be rolled out in phases, starting as a voluntary initiative till FY 2024-25, after which it will become mandatory. The government has mandated the blending of Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) in the CNG  (Transport) and

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You Can’t Put a RIN in Your Gas Tank

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  ...  When an obligated party such as a refiner turns in their report card to EPA to show they met the requirements of the RFS, the “currency of compliance” is a RIN. Every

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At Agrovision India 2023, Greaves Engineering Reveals Its Biofuel Gensets and Pledges towards the Modernization of Farm Equipment

(Equity Bulls)  Greaves Engineering, the engineering division of Greaves Cotton Limited (GCL), unveiled Biofuel Gensets at the 14th Agrovision India 2023 Agri Summit, held in Nagpur between November 24 and 27, 2023, in the presence of the chief patron of the

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New Interactive Data Tools to Track and Inform Development of Low-Emissions Hydrogen Production

(International Energy Agency)  Today we release two interactive data tools that allow users to explore developments related to low-emissions hydrogen projects worldwide. The data tools complement the Global Hydrogen Review 2023, published in September, and the updated hydrogen production and infrastructure projects databases,

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BioFuelCircle CEO Calls for Swift Carbon Credit Policy to Boost India's Biofuel

(Economic Times Energy World)  "Rolling out of carbon credits and green credits mechanisms as early as possible for conversion from fossil fuel to green fuel, I think could be a great policy initiative and support for this transition to biofuels," said Baxi in an

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Villagers Resist India's Biofuel Push, Fearing Hidden Health Risks

By Bhasker Tripathi (Reuters)  Communities fear pollution from new ethanol plants; Using rice, maize for fuel threatens food security; Climate benefits of crop-based biofuels questioned -- Over a year ago, locals were alarmed when they saw construction begin on the

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Fluorescent Vomit and a Racism Row: Is This Europe’s Clean Energy Future?

by Gabriel Gavin (Politico) An international conference this week was meant to be a European showcase for "clean hydrogen," touted as an emissions-free fuel of the future. Instead, European Hydrogen Week descended into a bitter standoff between top EU officials, industry chiefs

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Mamata Lays out New Projects and Policies: from Sea Cable to Biofuel

by Santanu Chowdhury (The Indian Express)  Announcing a slew of projects and new policies, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in her inaugural address of the Bengal Global Business Summit in Kolkata on Tuesday said that out of the 190 billion

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Dairy Farmers in India to Install Small-Scale Digesters

(BioCycle Magazine)  HomeBiogas, a manufacturer of small-scale, on-site biogas systems, announced an agreement with SKG Sangha, a nonprofit organization working in the energy, sustainable farming, waste management and climate change fields, to install over 7,000 HomeBiogas systems with dairy farmers in

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Ethanol Production Pathways

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This past week Shrijant Rathi, executive director for Praj Americas, returned to the Digest stage for this fascinating deep-dive into new technologies that open up opportunities for ethanol producers through retrofit, bolt-ons or add-on technologies that

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The Hydrogen Economy: Making Green Steel Achievable

by Daren E. Daugaard (Lee Enterprise Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  ...  Steel and iron production ranks first in total global CO2 emissions at 8% and second in overall energy consumption.  The industry must pivot aggressively and innovatively to meet modern challenges regarding emission prescribed

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Unlocking the Future with Biofuels: A Pathway to Sustainable Mobility Transformation

by Jim Lane/Praj (REenergize! the Gulf Coast)  In an era defined by environmental concerns and the urgent need to transition towards renewable energy sources, ethanol has emerged as a key contender in shaping the future of sustainable energy. Its multifaceted role

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Aemetis Reports Progress With Biofuel, Biogas Projects

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Aemetis Inc. expects to secure the authority to construct air permit for its proposed sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel project in early 2024, according to comments made by Chairman and CEO Eric McAfee

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Ceres' Green Hydrogen Programme Hits Key Milestone

(Ceres/Electric Energy Online)  First-of-a-kind 1-MW scale electrolyser demonstrator in final stages of commissioning; Delivers green hydrogen at <40kWh/kg, up to 25% more efficiently than incumbent technologies; Improvements in performance and cost of next generation technology lays foundation for scale up Ceres, a global leader

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What is Ethanol and Methanol Blending, How They are Being Used & Advantages Over Fuels | Explained

by Majid Alam (News 18) At present, 10 per cent ethanol is blended in petrol and the government is looking to double this quantity by 2025  --  India is pushing for higher ethanol-blended fuel for cleaner energy and its economic value and the

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to HTL Technology Scale-up

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  HTL represents a processing technology that precludes the need to evaporate or dry the waste feed prior to conversion to fuel. In fact HTL requires that the feed be aqueous. HTL enables the conversion of the

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CAQM Reviews the Progress of Setting up of Second-Generation Bio-refinery Plant at Bathinda, Punjab by HPCL worth Rs 1,400 crore for Utilization of Paddy Straw to Produce Ethanol for Blending with Petrol

(India Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change)  The plant to reduce instances of paddy straw burning in Punjab -- Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a Central Government PSU, is setting up a Second Generation (2G) bio-refinery plant at Bathinda, Punjab at a

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Gentari Partners AM Green to Drive Large-Scale Green Hydrogen Production with Global Reach

(Gentari)  Gentari Sdn Bhd (Gentari), via its wholly-owned subsidiary Gentari International Renewables Pte Ltd, has entered into an agreement with AM Green BV (AM Green) to jointly invest, in phases, into a green ammonia platform, AM Green Ammonia Holdings BV (AMG

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Global Biofuel Alliance to Aid Flex Fuel Vehicle Adoption

by Shashank Didmishe (Times of India)  The Global Biofuel Alliance, formed during the recent G20 summit in India, aims to support the development and deployment of sustainable biofuels. The alliance will facilitate joint ventures between Indian companies and entities from other countries,

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Prominent Leaders Kickstart CCI India's Ethanol and Biofuel Conference

(Devdiscourse/Global PR Connect (GPRC)) The Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (CCI India) marked a historic moment in its Green Energy vertical as its Ethanol and Biofuel Conference was inaugurated by the distinguished presence of the Minister of External Affairs

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Aemetis Receives $150 Million Biodiesel Supply Allocation from India Oil Marketing Companies

(Aemetis) Production and delivery of the new 40 million gallon allocation started in October 2023 --  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary in India, owner and operator of a 60 million gallon per year capacity biodiesel plant located near

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Mahle Establishes Global Bio-Mobility Center in Brazil to Develop Biofuel Engines

(Economic Times Auto)  In close collaboration with its Tech Centers in Farmington Hills (USA) and Pune (India), Mahle experts from the Global Bio-Mobility Center in Jundiaí will bundle application engineering knowhow from more of two decades of ethanol and biodiesel engine development, the company

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Greater Use of Biogas Can Help India Save US$29 Billion in Import Bills between FY2025 and FY2030

(Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis)   The increased use of biogas in India can be a multi-pronged approach to solving issues like waste management, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing renewable energy production. Most importantly, compressed biogas (CBG) can

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Brazil Bucks Trend for EVs by Turning to Biofuels

(NHK) Electric vehicles are leading the charge to decarbonize the global auto industry, but Brazil is making a strong case for bioethanol. And some of the biggest names in the business are jumping on board. "I refueled with ethanol," says a driver

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They Said it, They Showed It: Heard on the Floor at ABLC Next 2023

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) At ABLC Next, delegates were buzzing about some outrageously quotable quotes, some hot slides that did build-ups and takedowns on every imaginable good and bad idea, plus news of company progress and setbacks, the rise of

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India Moots Biofuel Alliance among 14 Members of IPEF

by Kirtika Suneja (Economic Times) India has proposed collaboration on biofuels within the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) to ensure energy security and affordability. The country is also seeking technology transfer among the group's 14 members to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. These issues

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Maharashtra to Ban Export of Molasses in 2023-24 to Ensure Supplies for Alcohol and Ethanol

by Jayashree Bhosale (Economic Times) The Maharashtra government has decided to ban the export of molasses, a raw material used for manufacturing alcohol, in the upcoming sugarcane crushing season. This move is expected to impact the state's revenue as well

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Largest Used Cooking Oil Collector in Sri Lanka Merges with Advaith Biofuels Ltd

(Advaith Biofuels LTD, India/EIN Presswire) Advaith Biofuels LTD, India and Novateq solutions Pvt Ltd, Sri Lanka announce merger for Sri Lankan operations --  Advait Biofuels Ltd a leading collector of used cooking oil having collection facilities in India and Indonesia has

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Biofuels Hold Promise as Alternative to Fossil Fuels

by Pitambara and Bishwa Bhaskar Choudhary (The Tribune) The govt should consider making a budgetary allocation to implement measures to promote wasteland for the cultivation of energy crops and impart technical know-how to farmers. Increasing the allocation and extending the term

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Ethanol Cartel: NCLAT Sets Aside CCI’s Order Imposing ₹38 Crore Penalty on Sugar Mills

by Kr Srivats (The Hindu Business Line) Appellate tribunal raps CCI for flouting principles of natural justice and fluctuating ‘coram’ -- The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Tuesday set aside an order of Competition Commission of India (CCI) that imposed aggregate penalties of ₹38

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India's Energy Demand Will Continue to Provide Fuel for Future Economic Growth and Is Bound to Grow Exponentially in Coming Years: Petroleum Minister Hardeep S Puri Inaugurates 26th Energy Technology Meet

(India Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas)  Talking about the fast progress made by India in green and clean energy sector, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, the Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Housing & Urban Affairs, said that  the 10

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Palm Edges up as Crude Oil Rally Fuels Biodiesel Demand Hopes

(Reuters) Malaysian palm oil futures edged higher on Monday on hopes that biodiesel demand would increase following a rally in crude oil prices, but rising stocks capped the upside. ... “Due to the rally in crude oil prices, the market is expecting a

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Oil and Gas Annual --- December 13, 2023 --- New Delhi, India

As one of the biggest and most critical industries in the nation, it plays a multifaceted role that goes beyond merely meeting the energy demands of the country. This dynamic sector serves as a lifeline for the economy by providing

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- Hardeep Singh Puri

"Our technological mindset is evolving. We're not just limited to electric cars; flexi-fuel vehicles are the next frontier." -- Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas of India  READ MORE  

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Indian Refiner Seeks First Ethanol From Bamboo as Demand Swells

by Rakesh Sharma (Bloomberg/Yahoo! Finance)  India’s state-owned Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. says it’s set to pioneer the production of ethanol from bamboo in the country, with a refinery slated to open in December. The plant, located in the North Eastern states of Assam, is

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Eco-Farewell to Bioplastics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week on the Digest webinar stage, we looked at The Next Chapter for Bioplastics, our title was the Eco-Friendly Farewell and my guest was Ashvini Shete, Technology Lead – Renewable Chemicals & Materials at Praj

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UP Issues Guidelines for Production, Sale of Biodiesel

(CanIndia)  The Uttar Pradesh government has issued guidelines for the production and sale of biodiesel in the state. “According to the guidelines issued by Additional Chief Secretary, Energy and Renewable Energy, Mahesh Kumar Gupta, the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development

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Schneider Electric Invests Undisclosed Amount in Biofuels Junction

(Digital Journal) The investment has been made through Schneider Electric Energy Access (SEEAA), Schneider Electric said in a statement Energy management and automation firm Schneider Electric on Friday said it has made an equity investment in Biofuels Junction. The investment has been

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Opinion: A Future with Biofuels

by Nripendra Abhishek Nrip (Telangana Today) India should take a lesson from Brazil which has successfully scaled up its bioethanol marketing by focusing on flexible fuel vehicles  --  The New Delhi Declaration adopted at the G20 Summit announced the setting up of

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Tata Communications Joins Air France–KLM’s Corporate SAF Program

(SME Street) Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) are the most decisive ways of reducing CO2 emissions in the aviation industry. -- Air France-KLM Group today announces that Tata Communications, a global digital ecosystem enabler, has joined its Corporate SAF program to promote and

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India’s First Green Hydrogen-Run Bus that Emits Just Water Unveiled

by Vuukle (The Tribune) 50 units of renewable electricity and 9 kg of deionised water are needed for the production of 1 kilo of green hydrogen -- India’s top oil firm IOC on Monday unveiled the nation’s first green hydrogen-powered bus that

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World Future Fuels Summit & Expo --- October 16-17, 2023 --- New Delhi, India

The annual World Future Fuel Summit is the leading global industry event and exhibition for future fuel, clean energy, environment and sustainability. Bringing together global business leaders, future leader (students), government, specialist exhibitors from globally, it showcases state-to-art technologies in

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Accelerating the Transition to a Green Future: Ethanol-Blended Fuels and Electric Vehicles

 by Tushar Chhabhaya (Aarya Automobiles/The News Motion/Times of India) ... Two technologies have emerged as frontrunners in the quest for a sustainable and environmentally conscious future of mobility: ethanol-blended fuels and electric vehicles. As we navigate the challenges of climate change and resource depletion,

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Indian Standards on Biofuel to Support Greater Bay Area’s Clean Energy Goals

(India Education Diary)  The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Standards Body of India commits to complement the green initiatives of the country through development of relevant standards. Through an official release, BIS also announced that the Indian Standards will

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The Global Sugar Shortage Is about to Ease Thanks to a Corn Supply Boom

by Dayanne Sousa (Bloomberg/Economic Times) For consumers fighting rampant food inflation, the plunging sugar prices will be a respite. The global sugar shortage had caused prices of the item to rise up to an 11-year-high. ... A global sugar crunch that drove

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Ethanol – A Saviour that Gives Savings

by Karthik Ganesan (The Indian Express)  India needs clear research and development plan to scale up ethanol production -- ... In a bid to arrest the dependence on imported crude, India launched its ethanol blending programme in 2003 but it saw little

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Some Countries Are Already Talking about Walking Back Fossil Fuel Car Bans

by Bradley Brownell (Jalopnik) Will anyone be ready for their own EV mandate deadlines? --- In the wake of the United Kingdom Prime Minister opening discussions on potentially delaying the country’s ban on the sale of new gas and diesel cars, we thought it might

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African Nations Set to Visit India for Ethanol Blending, Biogas Studies

by Subhayan Chakraborty (Business Standard)  Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda keen to replicate India's ethanol blending, biogas initiatives -- Close on the heels of its historic outreach to African nations and the successful launch of the Global Biofuel Alliance (GBA), India will soon welcome

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Converting Existing Industrial Facilities into Advanced Biorefineries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest/REenergize the Gulf Coast) Digest WEBINARS returned to the airwaves again this past week and we were fortunate to have Melich Seefeldt, Vice President Business Development, Europe for Praj Industries as our guide on a tour of

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World Hydrogen Energy Summit --- October 16-17, 2023 --- Delhi, India

The World Hydrogen Energy Summit is the Energy And Environment Foundation’s global event offering a unique platform for hydrogen leaders to explore new energy futures. The theme of the summit is “Green Hydrogen: Cleaner and Zero Emission Fuel for a Sustainable Green

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Brazil Offers Ethanol Tech to India to Settle Sugar Dispute

 by Mukesh Jagota (Financial Express) The development came about amid a few rounds of official level talks and a ministerial meeting between the two sides. -- India and Brazil are close to settling their long-standing disputes on the sugar industry, with the

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Bold Goals Action Leadership Events --- September 22, 2023 - May 2024 and TBA --- various locations around the world

Biofuels Digest is unveiling the first in a series of ground-up, global initiatives to help spark and synchronize a faster pace of bioeconomy development. Our first initiative is a series of meet-ups to begin the task of organizing the volunteers that

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The Complex Path to Biofuel Sustainability

by Raamya Natarajan (The Hindu) Any strategy needs to be carefully examined in the context of the larger ecosystem to avoid negative consequences -- Until a few years ago, working on biofuels called for constant justification in the face of electric vehicles

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The Biggest Thing Anywhere Ever? The Story behind the Global Biofuels Alliance

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... What’s missing?  The financial industry and investors in general. An actual scope of work. A leadership team. None of those impossible to produce, but none of those (yet) done — so, consider the Alliance to be

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How Aviation Can Cut Emissions by 2035 Using SAF and Existing Tech

by Jerome Bouchard and David Kaplan (Oliver Wyman/Forbes)  Aviation needs to address its greenhouse gas emissions problem, yet the conversation and investment around decarbonization too often focuses on the wrong technologies and the wrong date. The industry cannot wait until 2050 to

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UP Aims to Lead Nation in Ethanol Production

(Construction World)  Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary, the minister for sugarcane development and sugar industry, announced at the Confederation of Indian Industry's Sugartech conference that Uttar Pradesh's ethanol production capacity is presently estimated at two billion litres per year. He mentioned that this

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Ethanol Maker BCL Industries to Increase Distillery Capacity to 850 KLPD to Meet Increasing Demand

(Zee Business) The development assumes significance as it comes in the backdrop of the government's recent decision to hike the ethanol price twice to keep up with the momentum of meeting the 12 per cent blending target of ethanol with petrol

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PM Formally Launches Global Biofuels Alliance; 19 Countries, 12 Global Bodies Agree to Join

by Sukalp Sharma (Indian Express) The alliance is aimed at facilitating international cooperation and intensifying the use of sustainable biofuels, along with facilitating global biofuels trade and technical support for national biofuel programmes. The Global Biofuels Alliance (GBA) was formally launched on

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15 Largest Biodiesel Producers in the World

by Zahaab Rehman (Insider Monkey) In this article, we take a look at the 15 largest biodiesel producers in the world. You can skip our detailed analysis of the biodiesel industry and go directly to the 5 Largest Biodiesel Producers in the World. The

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Bold Goals, Bold Actions for Deploying a Global Bioeconomy: 
New Digest Initiatives Announced

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Starting today, the Digest is unveiling the first in a series of ground-up, global initiatives to help spark and synchronize a faster pace of bioeconomy development. Our first initiative is a series of meet-ups to begin

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Toyota Unveils India’s First Flexi-Fuel Car that Can Run Completely on Ethanol. Here’s Why Its Important

by Mehul Reuben Das (Firstpost) Toyota, along with, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has unveiled a prototype of the Innova that can run completely on ethanol or E100 fuel. This is the first such car in India, and

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Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Interested to Import Ethanol from India

(TBS News) Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have expressed their interest to import ethanol that is manufactured in India, intending to blend this product with gasoline and diesel, Indian Road and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said. Speaking at an event recently, he

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