Petrol, Diesel Price shock-proof! Government approves E20 fuel; fuel prices to fall | 5 top benefits listed here

Worried about the rising petrol and diesel prices? This news will lighten you up. Your fuel bills are expected to come down soon as the government has given its approval on the use of E20 petrol for bikes and cars. E20 is a type of petrol where 20 per cent ethanol is blended with petrol

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Mar 09, 2021, 03:31 PM IST

Worried about the rising petrol and diesel prices? This news will lighten you up. Your fuel bills are expected to come down soon as the government has given its approval on the use of E20 petrol for bikes and cars. E20 is a type of petrol where 20 per cent ethanol is blended with petrol. Source: PTI

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Notification on E20

Notification on E20

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highway has issued a notification saying that it has approved blending of 20 per cent ethanol with 80 per cent gasoline. The Ministry has also issued mass emission standard for the same. 

The target of 20 per cent ethanol blending is to be achieved by 2025. The earlier target to achieve this was till 2030. Source: PTI 

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Use of E20 for two-wheeler and four wheelers

Use of E20 for two-wheeler and four wheelers

The Ministry has said that E20 fuel is good for the environment. This is because the blended fuel will have a lesser amount of hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide. The car and bike manufacturers will be required to tell which vehicle is suitable for E20 fuel. The vehicle will also beat a sticker of this. Source: PTI 

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Blending as of now

You must know that in 2014, less than 1 per cent of ethanol was blended into petrol which was later increased to 8.5 per cent. The target is now to blend 10 per cent ethanol. There are various benefits of blending ethanol in fuel.   Source: PTI 

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Benefits of E20 Fuel - Price and Pollution

Benefits of E20 Fuel - Price and Pollution

One of the biggest benefits will be that the import of fuel will come down. This means that country’s reliance of crude oil import will come down.  The country is currently meeting 83 per cent of its requirements through the imports.  
The blended fuel will also be good for environment with low levels of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons.  Source: PTI 

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Other Benefits

Other Benefits

The farmers are also likely to benefit from the ethanol blending as ethanol is produced from sugarcane, corn and other sources.   
The sugar mills will also have an additional means to increase its revenues.  
Ethanol is quite reasonable and will give a big respite from the rising fuel prices. Source: PTI