Kirti Delhi, India 226 Questions 325 Answers 23 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Kirti Asked: June 5, 20212021-06-05T11:47:44+05:30 2021-06-05T11:47:44+05:30In: UPSC PRELIMS What is Ethanol blended program? What is Ethanol blended program? general Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Ishu Innovative 370 Questions 228 Answers 176 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Best Answer Ishu Innovative 2021-06-05T11:57:32+05:30Added an answer on June 5, 2021 at 11:57 am Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP): The Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) programme was launched by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoP&NG). The EBP seeks to achieve a blending of Ethanol with Petrol with a view to reducing pollution, conserving foreign exchange and increasing value addition in the sugar industry enabling them to clear cane price arrears of farmers. • The Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) are to procure ethanol from domestic sources at remunerative prices fixed by the government. Under the EBP Programme, OMCs procure and blend up to 10% ethanol in petrol. • The government has set targets of 10% bioethanol blending of petrol by 2022 and to raise it to 20% by 2030 under the Ethanol Blended Programme (EBP). The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoP&NG) vide its notification has extended the programme to the whole of India except Union Territories of Andaman Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands. The government has notified administered price of ethanol since 2014. For the first time during 2018, the differential price of ethanol-based on raw material utilized for ethanol production was announced by the Government. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister has approved higher ethanol price derived from different sugarcane-based raw materials under the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme for the forthcoming sugar season 2020-21. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Cancel the best answer Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions What is E-Waste? Describe Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT).