In a major relief to the farmers, an additional payment of Rs 864 crore was sent to the accounts of sugarcane farmers from the sale of ethanol.
Prime Minister also interacted with farmers to gain insight on their firsthand experience, as enablers under the Ethanol Blended Petrol and Compressed Bio-Gas Programmes.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has already notified the use of E20 and issued mass emission standards for the same.
The Ministry has set mass emission standards for the fuel and has directed automakers to define a vehicle’s compatibility with specific ethanol blend levels
The company’s R&D has also found another avenue for ethanol production from carbon dioxide.
Fuel tanks must be free from water or moisture as ethanol, which is blended with petrol, is hydrophilic.
The industry body had pegged sugar output of the country around 310 lakh tonnes in its first advance estimates for 2020-21 sugar season.
Proposal gets nod of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
As per the report, record exports and a resilient domestic demand made sugar one of the few sectors to witness strong revenue growth in the Covid-19 affected in 1HFY21.
Cabinet approved a modified scheme to enhance ethanol distillation capacity in the country for producing first-generation ethanol from feed stocks such as cereals
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