India achieves highest ethanol blending at 8.1% in 2020-21

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New Delhi: Ethanol blending with petrol in India has reached its highest ever level at 8.1% in the 2020-21 supply year, said government.

The food ministry has tweeted the achievement of the country citing that, “The supply of ethanol to OMCs was only 38 crore litres with blending levels of only 1.53 % in Ethanol Supply Year 2013-14. In ethanol Supply Year 2020-21 (December – November ), 302.30 Crore litres ethanol has been supplied by distilleries to Oil Marketing Companies thereby achieving 8.1% blending, which is historically highest.”

Production of fuel-grade ethanol and its supply to OMCs has increased by 8 times in the past 7 years. The government also aims to achieve 20 per cent ethanol blending target by 2025. And also the government is committed to achieving a 10% blending target in the current ethanol Supply Year 2021-22 (December-November).

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