International Sugar Journal

India to supply gasoline blended with 20% ethanol from April 2023, says Oil Minister [Full subscriber]

According to Oil Minister Hardeep Puri, India will start supplying gasoline blended with 20% ethanol at select petrol pumps from April next year.

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India – 4.5 million tonnes sugar expected to be diverted to ethanol production in 2022/23, says ISMA [Full subscriber]

India’s sugar production is forecast to fall slightly to 35.5 tonnes in the 2022-23 marketing year (Oct-Sept) due to the significant diversion of sugarcane to ethanol production, according to the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA).

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India – Over US$5 billion saved on foreign exchange from reaching 10% ethanol blend rate [Full subscriber]

India achieved 10% ethanol blending of petrol five months ahead of schedule, PM Narendra Modi said at a rally on 12th June.

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India – Sugar mills in Maharashtra bid to supply over one billion litres in 2021/22 marketing year [Full subscriber]

Sugar mills in Maharashtra have filed bids to supply 1.11 billion litres of ethanol to oil marketing companies (OMC) for 2021/22 (December-November), according to local press reports.

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India – Government injected US$4.65 billion over last six years to incentivise ethanol production [Full subscriber]

Over the last six years, this Government has successfully injected INR350 billion (US$4.65 billion) to drive ethanol production, according to the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.

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Colombia – Lower blend mandate forecast reduce ethanol production by over 6% in 2021 [Full subscriber]

In 2021, Colombia’s fuel ethanol production is estimated to decrease by 6.3% to 370 million litres in response to a lower blend mandate despite the partial recovery in the fuel pool, according to a recent USDA attaché report.

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Feedstock costs stem ethanol production in the US and Brazil [Full subscriber]

The top ethanol producers United States and Brazil are expected to reduce output in the coming months because of the surging cost of corn and sugarcane, reported Reuters.

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India – Sugar mills get orders to supply over 3 billion litres ethanol – 70% more than the previous year [Registered]

Sugar mills across the country have contracted orders to supply 3.023 billion litres of ethanol to oil marketing companies (OMCs). This is 70% more than the 1.78 billion litres supplied in the previous season, according to local press reports.

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Brazil – Corn ethanol production forecast to rise 25% in 2021/22 [Full subscriber]

Brazilian production of ethanol from corn rose 58% in 2020/21 as dozens of recently built plants in the country’s grain heartland ramped up production. Analysts project a further increase of around 25% for 2021/22, reported Reuters.  

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India – The goal of 20% ethanol-gasoline blending rate likely by 2025 [Full subscriber]

India plans to achieve 20% ethanol-blending with gasoline by 2025, five years ahead of its previous target. India’s Oil and Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on 24th January this was to help reduce its dependence on costly oil imports.

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