Ethanol blending in petrol shows ‘encouraging’ results: ARAI


Ethanol blending in petrol shows ‘encouraging’ results: ARAI

The tests conducted by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) on 20 per cent blending of ethanol with petrol has shown “encouraging” results, prompting hope for reduced dependence on fuel, and a probable cleaner alternative.

According to ARAI officials, the report on ethanol blending has been submitted to the government, which has recently included it as alternative fuel. Currently, the state-run oil firms implement blending of ethanol up to five per cent.

“The results of ethanol blending are pretty encouraging,” said Rashmi Urdhwareshe, director, ARAI, adding that the vehicle components that will have to be tuned to implement the 20 per cent blending of ethanol Read More

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