Sunday, May 26, 2024
ADVTspot_imgspot_imgspot_imgspot_img
HomeEthanolIndia lets oil firms procure extra ethanol from sugar mills, source says

India lets oil firms procure extra ethanol from sugar mills, source says

Concerns over sugar production due to below normal monsoon rains between JuneSeptember had led the world’s second-largest to cap the amount that could bediverted for ethanol in the current season to end-September at 1.7 million metric tons.

NEW DELHI: India has agreed to allow oil marketing companies to procure ethanol

by diverting an extra 800,000 metric tons of sugar for biofuel production,

a government source said on Wednesday.

Concerns over sugar production due to below normal monsoon rains between June and September had led the world’s second-large to cap the amount that could be diverted for ethanol in the current season to end-September at 1.7 million metric tons.
But as the supply situation has improved as a result of unseasonal rainfall in

Maharashtra and Karnataka, the government has agreed to the diversion of an

additional 800,000 tons of sugar for ethanol production, said the senior

industry official.
“Many sugar mills produced B-heavy molasses in anticipation of ethanol production

However, these stocks remain unused after the government capped the diversion of

sugar for ethanol. Mills can now use stored B-heavy molasses for ethanol production

” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

 

RELATED ARTICLES
- Advertisment -spot_img

Most Popular

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com