Projected demand for Petrol and Diesel, and biofuels requirements
Year Petrol demand (MT) Ethanol blending requirement (in metric tons) Diesel demand (MT) Biodiesel blending requirement (in metric tons)
@ 5 % @ 10 % @ 20 % @ 5 % @ 10 % @ 20 %
2006-07 10.07 0.50 1.01 2.01 52.32 2.62 5.23 10.46
2011-12 12.85 0.64 1.29 2.57 66.91 3.35 6.69 13.38
2016-17 16.40 0.82 1.64 3.28 83.58 4.18 8.36 16.72
Source: Planning commission, Govt. of India, Report of the Committee on Development of Biofuels, 16th April, 2003.