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IOCL Planning India's First "Green" Hydrogen Plant (Int'l.)
Indian Oil Corporation
Date: 2021-07-26
In New Delhi, the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) reports it will set up India's first 'Green Hydrogen' plant at its Mathura refinery in Uttar Pradesh.

Green hydrogen is derived from water electrolysis using renewable energy. Biomass-based "brown and grey" hydrogen production technologies also qualify under the green category but are produced through coal gasification and natural gas reforming, respectively generate a significant amount of carbon dioxide. Integration with appropriate carbon capture and utilisation technologies results in Blue hydrogen.

While Indian Oil has been working on various hydrogen production pathways, the current project at Mathura Refinery will be pioneering the introduction of green hydrogen in the Indian oil and gas sector, according to the IOCL release. (Source: IOCL, PR, 25 July, 2021) Contact: Indian Oil Corp., Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Indian Oil Corporation ,  Hydrogen,  Green Hydrogen,  Blur Hydrogen,  

Indian Oil Corp Plans New Ethanol Biorefineries (Int'l. Report)
Indian Oil Corp
Date: 2021-03-31
In New Delhi, the Indian Oil Corp (IOC) reports it will construct two second generation biorefineries as part of the Indian government's plan to build 12 new biorefineries across 11 Indian states and increase ethanol production nationwide.

Each of the second generation biorefineries will be able to produce 500,000 lpd of ethanol from spoilt and surplus food grain.

India's 2018 National Biofuels Policy calls for an ethanol blending rate of 10 pct by 2022 ramping up to 20 pct by 2030. The country's ethanol production capacity, primary from sugar, stood at 4.26 billion litres in the fiscal year ending March 2020. (Source: Indian Oil Corp., PR, 26 Mar., 2021) Contact: Indian Oil Corp., Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Indian Oil Corp.,  Ethanol,  

Indian Oil Corp. CCUS Project Advancing (Int'l. Report)
Indian Oil Corp
Date: 2021-01-18
On Jan 14, Austin, Texas-based engineering design services company Dastur Energy reported it will lead a consortium to determine the feasibility and possible desin for the development of India's largest industrial carbon capture and utilisation (CCUS) project at the Indian Oil Corporation's 13.7 million tpy Koyali refinery near Vadodara. The refinery reportedly has the potential to capture over 5000 tpd or more than 1.5 mtpa of CO2 for large scale enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations.

Air Liquide and the Univ. of Texas Austin Bureau of Economic Geology are also participating in the project which is funded by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), as part of its mission to promote the development of sustainable infrastructure projects and foster economic growth in partner countries like India. (Source: Dastur Energy, Indian Oil Corp.,, PR, GasWorld, 14 Jan., 2021) Contact: Dastur Energy, (512) 823-0398,,; Indian Oil Corporation,; Air Liquide, Corporate Communications, +33 (0)1 40 62 58 49,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Air Liquide,  Indian Oil Corp,  CCS,  CCUS,  

Praj Industries Claims Indian Oil Corp. Contract (Int'l. Report)
Praj Industries
Date: 2021-01-04
Indian bioenergy-biofuels specialist Praj Industries reports receipt of an order from the New Delhi-headquartered Indian Oil Corporation for a net-zero liquid discharge system -- waste water treatment package at Indian Oil's Dumad facility in Gujarat.

Praj Industries is a global process solutions company offering value-added solutions to bioenergy facilities, compressed biogas plants, critical process equipment and skids, brewery plants, industrial wastewater treatment systems,HiPurity water systems and others. Over the past 20 years Praj has completed more than 50 biogas plants, most of which operate on industrial waste streams, according to the company website. (Source: Praj Industries, PR, Website, Business Standard, 1 Jan., 2021)Contact: Praj Industries Ltd., Dr. Ravindra Utgikar , Bus. Dev.,; Indian Oil Corporation,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Praj Industries ,  RNG,  Biofuel,  

IISc, Indian Oil Investigate Hydrogen Fuel from Biomass (Int'l. R&D)
Indian Institute of Science
Date: 2020-11-02
In Bengaluru, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Research and Development Centre of the New Delhi-headquartered Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Limited are reporting a Memorandum of Understanding to develop and demonstrate a combustion-free biomass gasification-based hydrogen generation technology for producing fuel cell-grade hydrogen at an affordable price.

Biomass gasification is a controlled process that involves heat, steam, and oxygen to convert biomass to hydrogen and other products without combustion. The technology developed by IISc first produces hydrogen-rich syngas from waste agriculture biomass and then separates hydrogen from the syngas.

"The developed technology will be scaled up and demonstrated at Indian Oil's R&D Centre at Faridabad. Hydrogen generated from this demonstration plant will be used to power fuel cell buses as part of a bigger project being conceived by IOC towards ushering in the country's hydrogen economy," according to IISc . (Source: Indian Institute of Science, Indian Express, 30 Oct., 2020) Contact: Indian Institute of Science, +91 80 2293 2004,; Indian Oil Corporation,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen,  Biomass,  

India Switching to World's Cleanest Fuel (Int'l. Report)
Indian Oil Corp
Date: 2020-03-16
In New Delhi, the Indian Oil Corp Ltd. (IOC) is reporting that virtually all India refineries are now producing ultra-low sulphur BS-VI (equivalent to Euro-VI grade) petrol and diesel as of the end of 2019. The new fuel is expected to be generally available nationwide by 1 April, this year.

India adopted Euro-III equivalent (Bharat Stage-III) fuel with a sulphur content of 350 ppm in 2010 and then took seven years to move to BS-IV that had a sulphur content of 50 ppm then to BS-VI with 10 ppm with emission standards roughly equal to CNG, according to the release. State-owned oil refineries invested roughly Rs 35,000 crore $4,5 million +-) to upgrade plants to produce ultra-low sulphur fuel. The new fuel will result in a reduction in NOx in BS-VI compliant vehicles by 25 pct in petrol cars and by 70 pct in diesel cars. (Source: Indian Oil Corp. Ltd., Press Trust India, Energy World, Mar., 2020) Contact: Indian Oil Corp., Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Indian Oil Corp,  Alternative Fuel,  

Indian OMCs Ethanol Tender Seeks 2.5bn Litres (Int'l. Report)
India Sugar Mills Association
Date: 2020-01-20
In New Delhi, the Indian government's three oil marketing companies (OMCs) -- Hindustan Petroleum, Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum -- have reportedly floated a second tender for 2.53 billion litres of ethanol for delivery between February 1 and November 30, 2020, for the government's petrol-blending programme. In response to a September 2019 tender, sugar-ethanol producers offered less than one-third of the tendered amount.

In the present tender, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is seeking 1.07 bn litres, Hindustan Petroleum (HPC) 787 million litres and Bharat Petroleum (BPC) seeks 672 million litres. (Source: India Sugar Mills Association (Isma), Business Standard, 20 Jan., 2020) Contact: India Sugar Mills Association, +91-11-2626 2294 - 98, +91-11-2626 3231 - fax,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News India Sugar Mills AssociationmEthanol ,  

Indian Oil Corp Investing $109Mn in Second-Gen Ethanol Plant (Int'l)
Indian Oil Corp
Date: 2018-10-19
On the Sub-Continent, public sector oil marketing behemoth Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) reports it will invest close to Rs 8 billion ($109 million +-) in a second-generation, sugarcane ethanol plant in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh. The state cabinet has approved 30 years lease on a 100 acre site for the plant.

Similar plants have been proposed in other Indian states. (Source: Indian Oil Company, Business Standard, 17 Oct., 2018) Contact: Indian Oil Corp.,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Second Generation Ethanol,  Biofuel,  Cellulosic Ethanol,  Indian Oil Corp.,  Ethanol,  

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