New Delhi. The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways provided another impetus for alternative fuels when he recently announced that ethanol pumps would be installed across the country in the next 6 months. He said that the government is trying to manufacture such engines soon, in which users should be given the option of using 100% ethanol or 100% petrol. It will be just like the current running CNG vehicles. Such fuels will be non-conventional as well as environment friendly. The Center is pushing for ethanol as an alternative fuel to petrol and diesel.
During the 61st convention of the Society of Indian Automobiles, Nitin Gadkari announced that petrol pumps would be made available in India soon, as well as appreciated that India will transition from BS IV to BS VI in a very short time. The distance between is fixed. He also pointed out that India supports the development of flex-fuel engines like Brazil, the US and Canada.
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About ethanol Ethanol or ethyl is a starch-based fuel derived from maize crops, maize residues, wood chips and sugarcane. It is a renewable fuel which oxygenates the fuel mixed with it. For example, the gasoline used to drive vehicles in the US is called E10 – 10% ethanol mixed with 90% petrol, but flex-fuel, ethanol (about 80% ethanol mixed with gasoline). is done) which is more eco-friendly than E10
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In 2019, TVS unveiled its first ethanol powered Apache RTR 200. Flex fuel vehicles are still rare in India. Nitin Gadkari says that within 6 months, such vehicle engines will be provided in India in which either 100% ethanol can be used or So 100% of petrol. Which will be obtained from maize residue or maize crop. Nitin Gadkari says that Indian public will soon be able to see vehicles using E20 fuel on the road. This technology will be upgraded to E100 with the passage of time.
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