Ethanol blending with petrol may reach 7.2% in 2018-19 season from 4.2% last year


Ethanol blending with petrol may reach 7.2% in 2018-19 season from 4.2% last year

Ethanol blending with petrol is estimated to touch 7.2 per cent in 2018-19 marketing year as record 237 million litre of supplies have been contracted, according to sugar industry body ISMA.

The ethanol blending was 4.22 per cent in 2017-18 marketing year (December to November) with supply of 150 crore litres, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said in a statement.

“Against a requirement of 330 crore litres of ethanol for 10 per cent ethanol blending in the country, excluding J&K, North Eastern States and island territories, ethanol supply contracts have been signed for 237 crore litres for the ethanol supply period 2018-19,” ISMA said.

The association said this has been the highest ethanol supply contracts ever, beating the last year’s figure of 160 crore litres. Read More

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