Indian Oil to launch cost-effective aluminium-air batteries for EVs

State-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is planning to launch first-of-its-kind aluminium-air batteries that are potentially a more cost-effective alternative to lithium-ion batteries for use in electric vehicles (EV) and stationary applications. The idea is to manufacture these barriers in sites closer to demand centres such as Chennai or Pune. IOC bought a minority stake in…

Maharashtra sugar factories asked to cut down output, focus on ethanol

AURANGABAD : A top sugar federation in Maharashtra is encouraging factories to cut down on production of the sweetener in view of its surplus stock and instead focus on ethanol production.This will also help sugar factories in overcoming their losses, Maharashtra State Co-operative Sugar Factories Federation Chairman Jayprakash Dandegaonkar told PTI. The country produces about…

H-CNG: Modi Govt notifies norms for alternative fuels

The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has notified regulations for various alternative fuels to further promote sustainable transportation, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Sunday.It is a step toward an alternative clean fuel for transportation, said Gadkari. The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has notified regulations for various alternative fuels to further promote sustainable transportation,…

Draft regulation for network tariff determination is a good beginning, but challenges for open access in CGD will still remain: ICRA

On September 23, 2020, the Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has released a draft regulation for determination of transportation rate for City Gas Distribution (CGD) companies, which came into being before the regulator PNGRB was set up. Earlier, in Jun 2019, the PNGRB had floated a concept paper mentioning two options for determining…