UPDATE 2-Japan to boost local ethanol to 6 mln kl/yr by 2030


(Adds byline, details in paragraphs 6-7, 13-20) By Risa Maeda TOKYO, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Japan plans to boost production of ethanol made of domestic biomass to 6 million kilolitres a year by 2030, a farm ministry official said after a meeting of top officials from the ministry and other ministries concerned. The ministries on Thursday agreed a timetable for increased output of ethanol, a key renewable fuel to reduce Japan's dependence on imported gasoline, by expanding usage of sugar ...

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