New Delhi: For the first time, the ethanol blending in India has reached more than 7.2% in the first four months of this year. With this, the target of achieving 10% ethanol blending seems to be achievable by 2022.
According to the media report, industry experts believe, if oil-marketing companies (OMCs) lift the ethanol they had contracted for, in the next few months all-India average blending could be even near 8 per cent by the time the season ends in November. Till date, the best ethanol blending with petrol was around 5.2%.
Ethanol blending has been recorded at 9.5-10% in the states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Goa including Union Territory Daman and Diu. This means these states are close to the 2022 target.