India has been making significant efforts to promote cleaner fuel solutions for years now, and one such innovation that has recently been launched is the E20 fuel.

The Indian government has set a target of achieving 20% ethanol blending in petrol by 2025, and it is expected that investments of up to ₹41,000 crores will be made to achieve this target.

E20 fuel is a blend of 20% ethanol and 80% petrol. Ethanol or ethyl alcohol is an organic compound extracted from renewable sources such as corn, sugarcane, wheat, barley, and other grains.

What is E20?

Indian studies on the suitability of using E20 in existing vehicles found that metals and metal coatings had no issue with E20.

What is E20?

The ethanol blending program has seen a six-times increase in ethanol production capacity since 2013-14.

Lunch of E20 Fuel

The Indian government has launched E20 fuel at 84 retail outlets of Oil Marketing Companies in 11 states/UTs.

Lunch of E20 Fuel

1. Reduction in pollution level 2. Reduction in import dependency 3. Job creation 4. Increased income for farmers 5. Potential to significantly reduce pollution 6. Cost savings 7. Improved health and wellbeing


The 20 percent Ethanol in E20 fuel is a biofuel extracted from sugarcane and damaged plant grains. Thus, it is much more renewable than fossil fuels, petrol, and diesel.

Environmental Impact