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India’s Roadmap to Ethanol 

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  • June 12, 2021
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India’s Roadmap to Ethanol 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -III – Economy 

In news

  • The central government has released an expert committee report on the Roadmap for Ethanol Blending in India by 2025.
  • The roadmap proposes a gradual rollout of ethanol-blended fuel to achieve E10 fuel supply by April 2022 and phased rollout of E20 from April 2023 to April 2025.
  • The Government of India has advanced the target for 20% ethanol blending in petrol (also called E20) to 2025 from 2030.

What is Ethanol

  • It is one of the principal Biofuels
    • It is naturally produced by the fermentation of sugars by yeasts or via petrochemical processes such as ethylene hydration.

Recommendations of the Roadmap:

  • Notify Ethanol Blending Roadmap
  • Better Infrastructure for Oil Marketing Companies
  • Speed up regulatory clearances
  • Incentivise Ethanol Blended Vehicle
  • Lower pricing of ethanol blended Gasoline

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