Ethanol Cars: Soon the people will get relief from the increased prices of petrol and diesel. Ethanol-powered vehicles will be introduced in the India market in August. Car manufacturer Toyota has showcased the Corolla Altis Hybrid – its pilot project to test flex-fuel-powered cars in India. The testing for the car has already begun.
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has confirmed that 100 percent ethanol-powered vehicles will be launched in India from August 2023. Launching in August 2023, these vehicles target to revolutionize the way we think about fuel and reduce carbon emissions.
Ethanol is a type of alcohol that can be mixed with petrol and used as fuel in vehicles. Ethanol is mainly produced from sugarcane crop but it can also be prepared from many other sugar crops.
The use of ethanol results in 35 percent less carbon monoxide emissions. Not only this, it also reduces carbon monoxide emissions and sulfur dioxide. Apart from this, ethanol also reduces the emission of hydrocarbons. Ethanol contains 35% oxygen.
According to the information, in November 2022, the government had fixed different varieties and prices of ethanol. According to this, the price of ethanol from C heavy molasses root is Rs 49.41/litre, the price of ethanol from B heavy molasses root is Rs 60.73 per liter and the price of ethanol from sugarcane juice syrup route is Rs 65.61 per litre. This will save the people who run bike on petrol.
Sustainable Fuel Option
Ethanol is produced in renewable plants, which makes it a sustainable fuel option. Unlike bio fuels, which are limited and contribute to climate change. Ethanol can be produced continuously as long as these crops continue to be cultivated. Ethanol emits fewer greenhouse gases than conventional gasoline. When it is burned as a fuel, it releases carbon dioxide (CO2), but the CO2 emitted is roughly equal to the quantity absorbed by crops during their growth, making it a carbon-neutral option.