Recent increases in production of crop-based (or first-generation) biofuels have engendered increasing
concerns over potential conflicts with food supplies and land protection, as well as disputes over greenhouse gas reductions. This has heightened a sense of urgency around the development of biofuels produced from non-food biomass (second-generation biofuels).

New Delhi: Oil companies will pay an interim price of Rs 27 per litre for ethanol, which they will buy from the sugar mills for doping in petrol, and a final price will be fixed after an expert committee submits its report.

Kalpana Pathak / Mumbai July 26, 2010, 0:07 IST

First refining firm to do so; Bihar sugar units to restart after 14 years

At a time when the ethanol-petrol blending programme has met with only partial success, government-controlled Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) will become the first petroleum company in the country to produce its own ethanol.

Centre All Set To Fix Price At Rs 27/Litre; Industry Says Move To Spell Loss For OMCs

THE Centre is all set to fix the price of ethanol at Rs 27 per litre this week under intense pressure from the powerful sugar lobby. This will ensure fat bottom lines for the entire sugar industry even while it does not guarantee higher cane price for the producer.

Algal biofuels have many
advantageous characteristics that would lower impacts on environmental degradation in
comparison to biofuel feedstock and in some cases improve the well-being of developing and developed communities.

Vijaysinh Parmar | TNN

This study presents ethanol production from mahula flowers in submerged fermentation (SmF) using immobilized cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (CTCRI strain) and Zymomonas mobilis (MTCC 92) in calcium alginate as beads. Maximum ethanol concentrations were 154.5 and 134.55 g kg-1 flowers using immobilized cells of S. cerevisiae and Z. mobilis, respectively. Immobilized cells of S.

Over the past decade, biofuels production in the EU and US has boomed – much of this due to government mandates and subsidies. The US has now surpassed Brazil as the world’s leading
producer of ethanol. The economic and environmental impact of these biofuel programs has become an important question of public policy. Due to the complex intersectoral linkages

Brazil and the US are locked in hot competition over ethanol trade, with the former seeking more market access and the latter determined to protect its domestic producers.