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Biofuels from corn less beneficial than reported: Study

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 18:26

Biofuels from corn residue may be less beneficial than previously thought as a study has found using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline.

Govt plans to import ethanol for blending in petrol

Last Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2013, 18:36

The government plans to import ethanol after domestic supplies fell short of the quantities needed for blending in petrol, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily said Sunday.

Cooperative sugar mills hail ethanol pricing formula

Last Updated: Friday, November 23, 2012, 18:07

Cooperative sugar mills on Friday said new ethanol pricing formula approved by the government would help millers in generating additional revenue that would be shared with sugarcane farmers.

5% ethanol to be mixed in petrol from December

Last Updated: Thursday, November 22, 2012, 23:02

Mandatory mixing of five percent ethanol in petrol will be implemented across the country from next month, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs decided Thursday, a step which will help the country save around 100 crore litres of fuel every year.

Tiny alcohol amounts double worm`s life

Last Updated: Sunday, January 22, 2012, 14:30

Tiny portions of ethanol can more than double the lifespan of a tiny worm known as C elegans.

New ‘super’ yeast turns pine into ethanol

Last Updated: Saturday, November 19, 2011, 16:09

A “super strain” of yeast can efficiently ferment ethanol from pre-treated pine.

Ethanol from seaweed project to get a major boost

Last Updated: Monday, May 30, 2011, 14:15

Central Salt and Marine Chemical Research Institute to ramp up off-shore production of seaweed.

Surging food prices fuel ethanol critics

Last Updated: Monday, April 11, 2011, 16:12

A surge in global food prices has prompted fresh criticism of US subsidies for ethanol.

Too much ethanol could lead to food riots: Bill Clinton

Last Updated: Friday, February 25, 2011, 23:23

Bill Clinton`s foundation has worked to develop agribusiness in African countries.

EPA expected to OK more ethanol in gas

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 10:08

The EPA is expected to approve higher concentrations of ethanol for newer vehicles.