Reduces tailpipe carbon monoxide emissions by as much as 30%
Reduces exhaust VOC emissions by 12%
Reduces toxic emissions by 30%
Reduces particulate emissions, especially fine-particulates that pose a health threat to children, senior citizens, and those with respiratory ailments
Reduces carbon dioxide greenhouse gases by over 35% compared to gasoline
In terms of reduction of Co2, the nation can save nearly 5 to 6 million tones of carbon equivalent per year including carbon substitution by bagasse, meaning additional income from carbon trading estimated to be to the tune of $ 100 million.
Negatives of Ethanol
Limitation to single feedstock of Molasses as Tapioca , Sweet Sorghum, Sweet Beet yet to prove Commercial success.
India still dependent on Traditional Distillation procedures of C6 & C12
C5, Distillation using multifeed stocks and wastes yet to get support.
Indian Sugar Cycles and Global prices have not enabled Ethanol to be traded freely.
Infrastructure for Domestic Storage, Transport, Handling and at Ports for export yet to be developed alike Thailand as a Consortium.
Opposition from Chemical and Potable alcohol manufacturers to compete for feedstock and pricing.
Political and Public support almost non existent Inspite of $135 crude pricing.