Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Launches Alternate Auto Fuel ‘Ethanol100’

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday launched Ethanol100, an alternate auto fuel in New Delhi. Mr Puri said that the green fuels like ethanol100, which the Modi government has laid special focus on, will play a key role in sustaining the economic growth of the country. Ethanol100, a cleaner and greener alternative to gasoline, is a blend of 92 to 94 percent ethanol, 4 to 5 percent motor spirit to provide colour to flame and 1.5 percent Co-solvent higher saturated alcohol. The fuel produces lower emissions of greenhouse gases, a reduction by around 63% on well to wheel basis. Ethanol100 will help to mitigate the impacts of climate change and improve air quality. Prominent two-wheeler manufacturers are already undertaking trials for Ethanol100 compliant vehicles.

 As part of a pilot initiative, Indian Oil is rolling out Ethanol100 at 183 retail outlets across ethanol-rich states of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Delhi.  It plans to make Ethanol100 available at 400 retail outlets in these states in a phased manner. 

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