Cabinet approves amendments to National Biofuel Policy 2018

The Union Cabinet has approved the amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels-2018;a major amendment being advancing the blending target of 20 per cent blending of ethanol in petrol to 2025-26 from 2030 earlier.

Other amendments inlcude allowing more feedstocks for production of biofuels, and promoting the production of biofuels in the country, under the Make in India program, by units located in special economic zones/export oriented units. Further, it has also paved the way for export of biofuels in specific cases.The amendments have also called for adding more members to the National Biofuel Coordination Committee (NBCC).This amendment proposal will pave the way for Make in India drive thereby leading to reduction in import of petroleum products by generation of more and more biofuels.

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