Biofuel Policy Current Affairs - 2020

National Biofuel Coordination Committee: Surplus Rice to be used to make Sanitizers

On April 20, 2020, the Minister of Petroleum Shri Dharmendra Pradhan held National Biofuel Coordination Committee (NBCC) meeting. Under the meeting, it was decided that surplus rice that is available with Food Corporation of India is to be used in manufacturing ethanol that is used in hand sanitizers. Highlights Under the NBCC, it was decided Read More…

India-Brazil MoU on Bioenergy Cooperation gets Cabinet approval

Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Republic of India and Federative Republic of Brazil on Bioenergy Cooperation. Background In 2016, during the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of Brazil in India, the two sides agreed to cooperate on research and development (R&D) of renewable Read More…

First Meeting of Consultative Committee of Ministry of Petroleum

The first meeting of Consultative Committee of Ministry of Petroleum was chaired by the Minister of Petroleum Shri Dharmendra Pradhan. Highlights of the meet The committee announced that Government of India is working towards a transformative change in energy sector. It is planning to increase share of Natural gas in the energy sector from 6.2% Read More…

Implementation Updates: National Biofuel Policy

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas notified a new National Policy on Biofuels in June 2018. On a written reply at the opening session of Lok Sabha on November 18, 2019, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas provided its implementation steps. Government measures and achievements The percentage of Ethanol in Ethanol blended petrol Read More…

Rajasthan first State to implement biofuel policy

Rajasthan became first state in the country to implement National Policy on Biofuels unveiled by Union Government in May 2018. Its implementation was approved by high-power Biofuel Authority. It was also decided that dtate Government will release Biofuel Rules, 2018. Key Facts Under this policy, State Government will lay emphasis on increasing production of oilseeds Read More…