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Sugaronline India Report – The shortage of feedstock may slow India’s ethanol push

By Prerna Sharma Singh

15th August 2023

Discontinuance of the supply of rice to grain-based distilleries and lower cane sugar output might cap the supply of ethanol for blending.

As India strives to navigate a transition to cleaner fuel and targets an ambitious 20% ethanol blending by 2025, a web of interconnected challenges emerge, mainly on account of supply of feedstocks. For the 2022-23 marketing year, cane-based distilleries have contracted to supply 3.90 billion litres of ethanol to oil marketing companies (OMCs). Out of

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