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South Central Railway’s Bio-diesel blending initiative

South Central Railway’s Bio-diesel blending initiative The South Central Railway is the first in the country to take to the blending of 5% bio-diesel to its high speed diesel for its locomotives. To meet this end it established two bio-diesel units at Kacheguda and at Sanatnagar in 2015. Recently, ratio-blending facility was also unveiled in Kacheguda....

Oil Marketing Companies cross 100 cr litres ethanol blending

Oil Marketing Companies cross 100 cr litres ethanol blending. Ethanol Blending Petrol (EBP) Programme launched by the government in 2003, expected 110 crore litres of petrol blending in this supply year. The programme has already crossed 100 crore litres mark by Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies. The programme was started to promote the use of alternative...

Indian Oil Corporation will invest Rs 500 crores for setting up Ethanol plant

Indian Oil Corporation will invest Rs 500 crores for setting up Ethanol plant. The plant will generate alternative fuel from agricultural waste in Panipat. The announcement was made by Union Minister of State for Petroleum and natural gas, Dharmendra Pradhan. The Minister also informed that in order to boost both the capacity and the quality of fuel,...

Bioethanol Production from Corn and Sugarcane

What is bioethanol? Bioethanol refers to the ethanol produced from starch/sugar rich crops. It is used for fuel purposes. Bioethanol Production from Corn and Sugarcane Bioethanol Produced from starch and sugar rich crops such as Corn and Sugarcane make the first generation of biofuels.  One common feature of first generation biofuel crops is the...

Biodiesel Production Process and Biodiesel Fuel Sources

What is Biodiesel?  ‘Biodiesel’ refers to diesel produced from bioresource. Biodiesel is similar to diesel in fuel properties. but But diesel is a fissile fuel like coal and natural gas and is produced by natural processes such as by anaerobic decomposition of organisms over millennia. While it is nature that converts the dead biomass into diesel taking...

List of Commercial Biogas and Gobargas Plants in India

TweetTweetBiogas in India is being produced using degradable organic waste like cattle dung (gobar), poultry waste, kitchen waste etc as raw material. The waste generated  is also used as bio-fertilizer. When compressed biogas can be used as substitute not only for LPG but also for electricity generation, transportation, etc. Bio-fertilizer increases...

List of Algae Biofuel Companies

Algae biofuel companies in USA Algenol Algenol was founded in 2006. It has it’s headquarter in Fort Myers, Florida, United States. Algenol focuses on ethanol production from algae through its proprietary ‘Direct to Ethanol’ technology. 16121 lee Road Fort Myers, FLorida, USA 33912 (239) 498-2000info@algenol.com Sapphire Energy Sapphire Energy...

Top Biofuel Producer Companies in Brazil

List of top biofuel producer companies in Brazil is given below: Raizen Raizen is Brazil’s leading manufacturer of sugarcane ethanol. Its  production capacity is about 2.1 billion litres of biofuel per year. Raizon is based from the merger of Shell and Cosan and  is now the Brazil’s fifth largest company in terms of billable revenues GranBio GranBio...

Municipal Solid Waste to Biofuel Companies and Projects

Municipal solid waste is the trash we generate everyday. It consists of variety of materials such as paper, plastic, cloths, food scrapes, metals, appliances, rubber, leather, wood, glass, packaging material, paints etc. Their composition varies but on an average organic material has the biggest share. The most popular destination of the MSW is landfill...

Biofuel Projects in India

Some Ongoing and Upcoming  Biofuel Projects in India Second Generation Biofuel Refinery for Punjab In October 2015 Punjab signed MOU for setting up of second generation bioethanol refinery with consortium of Beta Renewables, Novozymes and CVC India Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. The estimated worth of the project is Rs 950 crore and will use the huge amount...

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