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Sugaronline India Report – Feedstock shortage to temporarily halt India’s ethanol push

By Prerna Sharma Singh

29th November 2023

Increased sugar bias and the inability of grain-based distilleries to ramp up ethanol production will slow India’s ethanol push.

The Indian government has resisted the country’s millers’ demand for increasing the regulated price of cane-based ethanol as the policy focus continues to be on ensuring adequate domestic availability of sugar, amidst increased festive demand and the looming general election. That is likely to induce millers to increase the share of sugar (vis-a-vis ethanol) in

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