Roadmap of India to Ethanol

14 June 2021 Current Affairs:The central government has issued a report from an expert committee on the Roadmap for Ethanol Blending in India by 2025.

♦ The roadmap proposes a phased rollout of ethanol-blended fuel to achieve E10 fuel supply by April 2022, followed by a phased rollout of E20 from April 2023 to April 2025.
♦ The Indian government has moved the target for 20% ethanol blending in petrol (also known as E20) from 2030 to 2025.

About Ethanol:
♦ It is one of the most important biofuels.
♦ It is produced naturally by yeast fermentation of sugars or through petrochemical processes such as ethylene hydration.

Recommendations of the Roadmap:
♦ Notify Ethanol Blending Roadmap
♦ Improve Infrastructure for Oil Marketing Companies 
♦ Accelerate regulatory clearances 
♦ Incentivize Ethanol Blended Vehicles
♦ Lower Ethanol Blended Gasoline Pricing

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