Soon in a few years India will have dedicated stations for ethanol: Nitin Gadkari

Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari has always been at the forefront to advocate ethanol production and green energy. In an interview given to Hindustan Times, he said, “Intending to provide cheaper transportation solutions, we are working hard to introduce alternative fuel options such as electricity, green hydrogen, ethanol, methanol, bio-diesel, LNG, bio-LNG and bio-CNG. I don’t think that the day is far behind when our farmers will also become producers of energy.”

“The price of ethanol per litre is Rs 62 and that of petrol is Rs 96 per litre. Both have the same calorific value and using ethanol as fuel is environmentally friendly,” Minister said.

“I will be launching the country’s first flex-fuel engine car on September 28. The car will be using bio-ethanol 100% and soon we will have dedicated stations for ethanol,” Gadkari further added.

The Union government has set a target of 20 per cent ethanol blending with petrol, and the various state governments are moving in the same direction by boosting the ethanol output.


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