Carbon Emissions by the Shipping Industry The shipping industry, like many other industries, seems to be at crossroads with emission targets. Like road and air transport, the shipping industry is also responsible for the deteriorating quality of air. Did you know the┬álargest ship involves the burning of more than 66 gallons of fuel per minute? […]

Green Aviation In terms of sustainability, the aviation industry courts considerable controversy for its high volumes of CO2 emissions. In 2019 alone, the global aviation industry produced an estimated 915 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, according to a report published by the Air Transport Action Group. Though this represented just 2% of global CO2 emissions […]

In a bid to de-carbonize the transport sector, vehicles with different electrification standards receive the most attention. Even then, liquid fuels are expected to linger around a little longer due to the transmission infrastructure surrounding the globe distributing fuels with high energy per kilogram as compared to batteries. This creates a gap in the market […]

The Indian Government has finally come out with a policy mandating 5% compulsory blending of ethanol with fuel. The Oil Marketing Companies will have to procure ethanol from the biofuel producers and in case of shortfall will have to import the fuel. Note 13 states had already imposed a 2% blending mandate and this will […]

What are Biofuels The liquid fuels that can be obtained from biomass like plant matter or by the waste that living creatures produce, such as manure is known as Biofuels. The extensive range of organic materials used for biofuel production includes starch and sugary plants such as corn, wheat or sugar cane; oily plants such […]

The Government on India is proposing to introduce mandatory blending of ethanol in transport fuels to the extend of 5%.This means that the major transport fuel providers like IOC,BPCL and other will have to ensure that 5% of the petrol they sell will be mixed with 5% ethanol.The US is the biggest user of mandatory blending which has recently come under harsh criticism.The reasons given for supporting blending is that it reduces the requirements of fossil fuels which leads to lower carbon emissions,improves energy security and reduces pollution.However none of these advantages are seen in real life.In fact it has the massively negative consequence of increasing food prices which leads to the starvation of the poor globally.The Corn Industry in the USA has become a major lobbying force which makes the US government persist with the policy resulting in sharp increase in corn prices to the detriment of consumers.