Nitin Gadkari stresses on increasing production of alternative fuel ethanol

by Nidhi Bhati

Amid rising prices of petrol and diesel in the country, Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has stressed on increasing the production of ethanol as an alternative fuel. Gadkari pointed out that ethanol price will be Rs.60-62 per litre and petrol price is more than Rs.100 per litre. Emphasising how cost-effective is ethanol as an alternative fuel to run vehicles, he added that as far as caloric value of ethanol is concerned, 750 ml of petrol or 800 ml is equal to 1 litre of ethanol, still there is Rs.20 saving per litre. Also, ethanol is an import substitute and cost effective, pollution free and indigenous.

References
1. https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/oil-and-gas/india-to-boost-ethanol-production-as-people-facing-problems-due-to-high-fuel-rates-gadkari/83593410
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