Sugar profitability should also be linked to ethanol realisation and power: Atul Chaturvedi, Shree Renuka Sugar

Zee Business – 13 March 2019: Atul Chaturvedi, Executive Chairman, Shree Renuka Sugars Limited, speaks about benefits of SOPs that were announced for the sugar industry, sugar price, plans for ethanol production and Brazilian operation among others during an interview…

Cabinet okays Rs 15,500-cr loan for sugar mills to boost ethanol capacity

Financial Express – 8 March 2019:To boost ethanol capacity in sugar mills, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday cleared an extra soft loan of Rs 15,500 crore under a recently launched scheme. The government will bear an…

UP clears land transfer to Indian Oil Corp for Rs 800 crore ethanol plant

Business Standard – 5 March 2019: Public sector behemoth Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) will take 50 acre land on lease in Gorakhpur, the home turf of chief minister Yogi Adityanath, for setting up an ethanol plant costing nearly Rs 800…

KPR Mill ventures into ethanol production

Dalal Street Investment Journal – 25 February 2019: KPR Mill, one of the largest vertically integrated textile player, announced that the company has ventured into ethanol production by setting up ethanol plant at its sugar factory in Karnataka. The plant…

Maha sugar mill takes lead in making ethanol from cane juice

Business Standard – 14 February 2019: A cooperative sugar mill in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra has taken the lead in producing fuel grade ethanol directly from sugarcane juice in the state, a senior official said on Thursday. The Centre had…

Production of Ethanol

Khabar India – 12 February 2019: Ethanol produced from molasses in the country is primarily used for supply under Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme. During last three ethanol years (December-November) i.e. 2015-2016, 2016-2017 & 2017-2018, ethanol supplies under EBP have…

Ethanol Begins To Cushion Sugar Makers Amid Supply Glut

BloombergQuint – 7 February 2019: As India’s sugar makers battle falling profits amid a global glut, high-margin ethanol business has started providing a support. The distilleries business—that contributes 7-14 percent to the revenue of India’s three large sugar makers—accounted for…

Gadkari launches website to promote ethanol production

Times of India – 31 January 2019, Nagpur: Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari recently launched a website www.indiaforethanol.net to create awareness about ethanol production especially among farmers. At present the website provides information in Hindi but work is going on…

MSP hike will benefit sugar mills; Can help mills clear arrears of farmers: Vivek Saraogi, Balrampur Chini

Zee Business – 8 January 2019: Vivek Saraogi, MD, Balrampur Chini Mills, speaks about his plans to increase ethanol production, outlook on production and hike in MSP for sugar during an interview with Swati Khandelwal, Zee Business. Excerpts: Q: The…

View: Why ethanol is not a suitable fuel for automobiles

Economics Times – 2 January 2019: The Indian government is accelerating its programme of blending ethanol with petrol for two reasons: Our petroleum import bill is continuously increasing (we import more than 85 per cent of all our requirements) and…