The Union Cabinet recently advanced by five years its target for achieving 20% ethanol blending in petrol.
The amended National Biofuel Policy-2018 has now set the new target for 2025-26 instead of 2030, apart from allowing more feedstock for production of biofuels and export of biofuels in specific cases.
Salient Features of National Policy on Biofuels 2018:
Current blending status:
Amendments recently made:
Is the new target achievable?
Categories of biofuels
Biofuels are generally classified into three categories. They are
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