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Source: US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service

On December 22, 2020, the Government Of India’s (GOI), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways published a Draft Automotive Industry Standard (AIS) containing procedural and safety requirements for ethanol, flex-fuel and ethanol-gasoline blend vehicles. Comments are requested within thirty days by January 21, 2021. The draft standards complement the GOI’s 2018 National Biofuels Policy, as India looks to introduce E-85 and E-100 vehicles into regions with an ethanol surplus.