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India looks at innovative ways to fund ethanol blending programme

However, experts say unless sources other than sugarcane, such as broken rice and maize are included as feedstock, it will be very difficult for the country to meet the 20% blending target by 2030

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Ethanol blending | Sugarcane

Sanjeeb Mukherjee  |  New Delhi 



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The aim was to ensure that around 10 per cent of the total petroleum consumed in the country is blended with ethanol by 2022

Back in 2018, the Union government had first announced an ambitious programme to encourage sugar mills to expand their ethanol production capacities which, along with the differential price regime for procurement by Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), was aimed to usher in a new era of ethanol manufacture in the country.

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First Published: Wed, October 28 2020. 17:13 IST

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