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Govt missing out on low-hanging fruits amid EV-push

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 25, 2019

A Rs 10,000 crore scheme to subsidise sale of electric and hybrid vehicles as part of efforts to curb pollution is welcome, but the government is missing out on low-hanging fruits like Auto LPG...

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OMCs float fresh tender for procuring 910 million litres of ethanol

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 15, 2019

In the backdrop of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approving Rs 2,790-crore interest subvention for bank loans worth Rs 12,900 crore to sugar mills aimed at facilitating...

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‘Country can generate 2 billion tonnes of bio-diesel by 2022’

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 10, 2018

The country will emerge successful in meeting the global demands of clean and renewable energy sources with the prospect of generating two billion tonnes of bio-diesel by the year 2022,...

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NITI Aayog working on road map for full-scale methanol economy

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 6, 2018

As part of its initiative to promote clean energy and environment, government think-tank NITI Aayog today said it is preparing a road map for a full-scale implementation of methanol economy in...

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IIT-Kharagpur research team turns hemp fibre into clean fuel

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 26, 2018

IIT-Kharagpur researchers have developed clean fuel out of chatai (mat), using microwave. You heard right, chatai or maadur (in Bengali) is the new source of ethanol and diesel — the two greatest airpoison inducers.

“There is an...

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Subject Tags: biofuels , clean fuel

New policy soon on biofuels with Rs 1 lakh crore potential: Dharmendra Pradhan

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 8, 2018

The Minister also pointed out that OMCs are preparing to set up 12 advanced biofuel refineries in various states over the coming years. In a major move on sustainable development, the government...

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JSW Energy inks MoU with Maharashtra to make EV, storage system

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 21, 2018

Sajjan Jindal led JSW Energy announced on Monday that it has signed a pact with Maharashtra for setting up manufacturing unit for electric vehicles (EV) and Energy Storage Systems in the state...

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ABB installs EV fast charging station at Niti Aayog Office in Delhi

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 16, 2018

Global power and automation player ABB is betting on India’s electric vehicle (EV...

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Scientists make methanol using oxygen

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 12, 2017

Scientists have found a way to produce methanol — an important chemical often used as fuel in vehicles — using oxygen in the air, an advance that may lead to cleaner, greener industrial processes worldwide.

Methanol is currently produced by breaking down natural gas at...

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India set to unveil new biofuel policy in bid to cut oil, gas, coal imports: Minister

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 11, 2017

The government will soon bring out a new policy on biofuel to incentivize the use of the cleaner fuel, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said. 

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