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Post at: Jul 30 2022

Amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels -2018

Recent Context

  • On May 18, 2022, the Union Cabinet has approved the amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels-2018.
  • The “National Policy on Biofuels - 2018” was notified by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in June, 2018 in supersession of National Policy on Biofuels, promulgated through the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, in 2009.
  • Due to advancements in the field of Biofuels, various decisions taken in the National Biofuel Coordination Committee (NBCC) meetings to increase biofuel production, and introduce Ethanol Blended Petrol with up to twenty per cent ethanol throughout the country from April 2023.

Amendments approved to the National Policy on Biofuels


  • This proposal will attract and foster developments of indigenous technologies which will pave the way for Make in India drive and thereby generate more employment.   
  • It will also reduce import of petroleum products by production and ethenal blended petrol. 
  • Since many more feedstocks are being allowed for production of biofuels, this will promote the Atmanirbhar Bharat and give an impetus to Prime Minister’s vision of India becoming 'energy independent' by 2047.


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