African countries keen to adopt India’s ethanol blending initiative: Media report

Following the launch of the Global Biofuel Alliance (GBA), India is likely to receive delegations from countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. These nations are enthusiastic about replicating India’s accomplishments in ethanol blending and biogas initiatives, reported Business Standard.

The GBA, unveiled on the sidelines of the recent G20 summit, is dedicated to reshaping the global energy landscape by promoting the widespread adoption of biofuels, establishing international biofuel standards, expanding biofuel markets, and enhancing global demand and supply mapping.

As per news report published in Business Standard, a senior official stated, “In response to escalating oil import costs driven by population growth, both Kenya and Tanzania have expressed a keen interest in implementing ethanol blending in gasoline for transportation, inspired by the successful outcomes of India’s program.”

During their upcoming visit to India, the visiting delegations will engage in discussions with oil-marketing companies (OMCs) and other key stakeholders. Furthermore, there is potential for these nations to formalize government-to-government memorandum of understanding to facilitate collaboration and information exchange with Indian agencies and OMCs. Officials have indicated that negotiations to finalize the visit are in an advanced stage.


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