Nitin Gadkari: “We are commissioning a Center of Excellence on methanol for ARAI. My ministry will give the required financial assistance to ARAI for this.”
SIAT 2019 today saw the presence of Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister (Road Transport & Highways). Gadkari used the platform of the global automotive technology conclave to unveil the M15 Blending Programme.
The M15 Blending Programme essentially constitutes 15% blending of methanol in petrol, a project on which the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) has been working over the past few months. BS IV-compliant vehicles were used under this M15 project and according to ARAI director Rashmi Urdhwareshe, “IOC Faridabad defines M15 as 82% gasoline, 3% additive and 15% methanol.”Read More