Govt to raise target for ethanol blending of petrol


Govt to raise target for ethanol blending of petrol

The government intends to further increase the target level for the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) programme that aims to bring down India’s imports of petroleum products, as also provide cleaner fuel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) currently implement the EBP programme with the annual target of 5% blending with ethanol, while India has targeted a 10% blending of petrol with the biofuel by 2022.

“Government intends to raise the target for programme of blending petrol with ethanol, the production of which has crossed a record 140 crore litres this year,” Modi said at the foundation stone laying event here for city gas distribution (CGD) projects across 129 districts in the country. Read More

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