National Policy on Biofuels (2022 Amendment)
India's Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas published its “National Policy on Biofuels" in 2018, and further amended it in June 2022. The policy's objective is to reduce the import of petroleum products by fostering domestic biofuel production.
The amendment changed the following, selected elements in the 2018 National Policy on Biofuels:
- Advance the deadline to reach the blending target of 20% bioethanol in petrol, from 2030 to 2025-26 .
- Make additional feedstocks eligible for the production of biofuels.
The policy supersedes India's 2009 National Biofuel Policy . Building on the amended National Policy on Biofuels, India published a "Roadmap for Ethanol Blending in India 2020-25".
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