Launch of E-100 Pilot Project

Oil marketing companies (OMCs) will purchase ethanol from domestic sources at government-set prices under this programme
Sheena

Updated: Jul 21, 2021 03:05:15 pm

21 July 2021 Current Affairs:The E-100 Pilot Project has been launched. On World Environment Day, the E-100 Pilot Project was launched in Pune (5 June). The project's goal is to build a nationwide network for ethanol production and distribution.

About Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme:
♦ The Ethanol Blended Petrol Program was established in 2003 with the goal of encouraging the use of renewable and environmentally friendly fuels while reducing India's reliance on imports for energy security.
♦ The government has set a target of 10% ethanol blending by 2022 and 20% blending (E20) by 2030,with a starting of 5% blending.
♦ The programme is carried out in accordance with the National Biofuels Policy.
♦ Oil marketing companies (OMCs) will purchase ethanol from domestic sources at government-set prices under this programme.
♦ Until 2018, the only source of ethanol was sugarcane. The government has now expanded the scheme's scope to include foodgrains such as maize, bajra, fruit and vegetable waste, and so on, in order to produce ethanol.
 
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