Govt approves ethanol as standalone fuel, allows oil firms to sell E-100 directly
Government has approved the use of Ethanol as Standalone Fuel. Oil marketing companies have now been allowed to sell E-100. Permission has been granted. According to sources, an order has been issued by the Petroleum Ministry. However, this fuel will be used only in those vehicles which will be E100 compatible.
The Petroleum Ministry issued an order declaring ethanol as Standalone Fuel. Like petrol and diesel, the government has allowed the sale of E-100 directly. For this, the motor spirit and high-speed diesel order 2005 has been amended.
This decision of the government will greatly benefit the sugar companies, OMC's and ethanol companies. These companies can benefit from increased ethanol production with surplus stock.