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India government is likely to raise the ethanol blending in petrol to 10% in a year as a part of the ethanol blending programme (EBP) to promote bio-fuels, according to Dr Farooq Abdullah , Minister for New and Renewa..

22 Nov 2011

NEW DELHI (Commodity Online): India government is likely to raise the ethanol blending in petrol to 10% in a year as a part of the ethanol blending programme (EBP) to promote bio-fuels, according to Dr Farooq Abdullah , Minister for New and Renewable Energy .

Earlier, the government had made it mandatory for the OMC's to blend 5% ethanol with petrol as part of the EBP.

According to Dr Abdullah, the government will soon set the price for ethanol as the sugar mills and are not happy with the price getting from the OMC's.If the farmers are not getting the right price then they would switch to other crops, reported Business Standard.

The sugar millers wants the ethanol prices to be at Rs 35-36 a litre. Presently, the OMC's are paying Rs 27 per litre.

According to the sugar industry officials, the millers agreed to supply 60 crore litres of ethanol to OMCs at a price of Rs 27 per litre in 2011-12.

Last year, the sugar millers had sold around 30 crore litre ethanol to OMCs to blend with petrol.


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Ateesh
27 Nov 2012
This ain't going to help common man and the nation as an economy. We don't produce sugarcane in a quantity which can be used as fuel. Using it as fuel will increase its (sugar's and related things) cost tremendously in near future. Govt. even thinking of exporting ethanol? seriously? I mean where's the logic? how exporting something can reduce costs? Adding to that, No 2 & 4 wheeler on road can support even 1% ethanol. all rubber and even hard plastic parts will degrade in couple of years may be sooner. Further, it reduces power, mileage, engine life, causes cold start problems. Only few people operating sugar industry will gain from this. Also, producing and burning ethanol will add to pollution too. the whole producing (at factory) and burning process (in engine) of ethanol produces more toxins than petrol. just type "why ethanol is bad for engine" in google search, you'll get answers. Also search for "why ethanol is bad for health" "why ethanol is bad for environment" and similar topics..
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