A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Friday by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers and the US Grains Council to facilitate increased ethanol blending in India at the Auto Expo 2023. “SIAM and USGC will work to create ethanol awareness, increase production capacity and efficiency and advocate for ethanol’s wide adoption," said a press release.
The environment, human health, and the economy all benefit from ethanol as a clean, renewable fuel. Five months earlier than expected, India supplied 10 percent ethanol-blended gasoline in June 2022, up from 0.67 percent blending in 2012. By 2025–2026, the nation wants to increase the blend to 20%, for which it will require an estimated 2.68 billion gallons or 10.15 billion litres of ethanol.