Government approves price revision for procurement of ethanol from December

The price of ethanol from C heavy molasses route be increased from Rs 43.46 per litre to Rs 43.75 per litre.

Sep 04, 2019, 12:47 PM IST

Sugar output may dip 3% this year to 31.5mn ton: ISMA

The Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) in July had projected a production of 35 MT in the 2018-19 season that started this month, taking into account higher cane acreage and forecast of normal monsoon.

Oct 29, 2018, 16:26 PM IST

Nitin Gadkari says fuel from ethanol plants will bring down diesel price to Rs 50/litre, petrol to Rs 55

Switching to ethanol, methanol, bio-fuel and CNG will cut down dependence on petroleum and reduce the prices of petrol and diesel.

Sep 11, 2018, 14:27 PM IST

Gadkari urges farmers to make biofuel to replace petrol, diesel

Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had earlier blamed international factors for the hike in fuel prices.

Sep 11, 2018, 11:28 AM IST

Fire breaks out at ethanol producing company; none hurt

The incident took place at around 12.55 pm in the company, BYS, located near the Mumbai-Agra national highway, they said.

Sep 06, 2017, 19:49 PM IST

UP CM Yogi Adityanath urged to allow state buses to run on ethanol

Apex industry lobby Assocham has urged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to allow all state-run buses to move on from oil-based fuel to alternative and environment-friendly fuel like ethanol.

Jul 25, 2017, 15:26 PM IST

New method to develop alternative fuel from ethanol

Researchers have developed a more efficient way of converting ethanol to a better alternative fuel without creating unwanted byproducts.

Dec 05, 2015, 10:15 AM IST

New sensor detects spoilage of food

Scientists have developed a new sensor that detects ethanol emitted from the spoilage of foods into the head-space of a package.

May 09, 2015, 10:50 AM IST

States urged to liberalize restrictions on ethanol supply

Minister of consumer affairs, food and public distribution Ram Vilas Paswan, has urged the states to liberlise restrictions on the supply of ethanol so that its blending with petrol can be encouraged to improve financial health of sugar sector and finally liquidation of cane dues of farmers.

Feb 20, 2015, 13:28 PM IST

Why whisky creates gorgeous patterns at bottom of glass

 A new quest by a professional photographer and scientists has provided a deeper insight into why Whisky creates gorgeous patterns at the bottom of a glass after evaporation.

Dec 01, 2014, 14:28 PM IST

Japan's Panasonic develops material for artificial photosynthesis

Japanese technology giant Panasonic has developed an electronic material for the first time for artificial photosynthesis with an efficiency higher than plants, the Nikkei daily reported Monday.

Sep 15, 2014, 18:21 PM IST

Biofuels from corn less beneficial than reported: Study

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.

Apr 21, 2014, 18:26 PM IST

Sprite could help get rid of hangovers

Researchers have claimed that a drink, known as Sprite in Britain could help you cure your hangover from yesterday.

Oct 09, 2013, 11:01 AM IST

Govt plans to import ethanol for blending in petrol

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.

Mar 24, 2013, 18:36 PM IST

5% ethanol to be mixed in petrol from December

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.

Nov 22, 2012, 23:02 PM IST

Tiny alcohol amounts double worm`s life

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

Jan 22, 2012, 14:30 PM IST

New ‘super’ yeast turns pine into ethanol

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

Nov 19, 2011, 16:09 PM IST

Ethanol from seaweed project to get a major boost

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

May 30, 2011, 14:15 PM IST

Surging food prices fuel ethanol critics

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

Apr 11, 2011, 16:12 PM IST

Too much ethanol could lead to food riots: Bill Clinton

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

Feb 25, 2011, 23:23 PM IST