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PM to inaugurate India Energy Week 2023 in Bengaluru on Monday

Moving ahead on the ethanol blending roadmap, Modi will launch E20 fuel at 84 retail outlets of oil marketing companies in 11 states and Union territories.

SNS | New Delhi |

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a three-day India Energy Week 2023 at Bengaluru on Monday and launch multiple initiatives in the field of green energy.

In line with the country’s ethanol blending roadmap, the prime minister will launch E20 fuel at 84 retail outlets of oil marketing companies in 11 states and Union territories. E20 is a blend of 20 per cent ethanol with petrol.

The government aims to achieve a complete 20 per cent blending of ethanol by 2025, and oil marketing companies are setting up 2G-3G ethanol plants that will facilitate the progress.

The ethanol blending programme has been a key focus area of the government to achieve Aatmanirbharta (self Reliance) in the field of energy. As a result of the sustained efforts of the government, ethanol production capacity has seen a six-time increase since 2013-14.

The achievements in the course of last eight years under Ethanol Blending Programe & Biofuels Programe have not only augmented India’s energy security but have also resulted in a host of other benefits including reduction of 318 Lakh Metric Tonnes of CO2 emissions and foreign exchange savings of around Rs 54,000 crore.

As a result, there has been a payment of around Rs 81,800 crore towards ethanol supplies from 2014 to 2022 and transfer of more than Rs 49,000 crore to farmers.

During the Energy Week, Modi will participate in a roundtable interaction with global oil & gas CEOs. He will also flag off a Green Mobility Rally in Bengaluru. The rally will have participation of vehicles running on green energy sources and create public awareness for the green fuels.

The prime minister will launch uniforms under ‘Unbottled’ initiative of IndianOil. Guided by the vision of the prime minister to phase out single-use plastic, IndianOil has adopted uniforms for retail customer attendants and LPG delivery personnel made from recycled polyester (rPET) & cotton. Each set of uniform of IndianOil’s customer attendant shall support recycling of around 28 used PET bottles.

The IndianOil is taking this initiative further through ‘Unbottled’ – a brand for sustainable garments, launched for merchandise made from recycled polyester. Under this brand, Indian Oil targets to meet the requirement of uniforms for the customer attendants of other Oil Marketing Companies, non-combat uniforms for Army, uniforms/dresses for Institutions & sales to retail customers.

The prime minister will also dedicate the twin-cooktop model of IndianOil’s Indoor Solar Cooking System and flag-off its commercial roll-out. IndianOil had earlier developed an innovative and patented Indoor Solar Cooking System with single cooktop.

On the basis of feedback received, the twin-cooktop Indoor Solar Cooking system has been designed offering more flexibility and ease to the users. It is a revolutionary indoor solar cooking solution that works on both solar and auxiliary energy sources simultaneously, making it a reliable cooking solution for India.

The Energy Week will showcase India’s rising prowess as an energy transition powerhouse.Leaders from traditional and non-traditional energy industry, governments, and academia will come together to discuss challenges and opportunities that a responsible energy transition presents.

More than 30 Ministers from across the world will be present. Over 30,000 delegates, 1,000 exhibitors and 500 speakers will gather to discuss India’s energy future.