Government oil company Indian Oil has introduced biodiesel amid the second wave of corona virus epidemic. This biodiesel is made from the oil used for cooking. This initiative will provide substantial economic benefits to the nation by increasing indigenous biodiesel supply, reducing import dependence and generating rural employment. Biodiesel is an alternative fuel, similar to conventional or fossil diesel. It is produced from vegetable oils, animal fat, lard and waste cooking oil. A distinct advantage of biodiesel is its carbon neutrality.
Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel, cleared the first supply of UCO (Used Cooking Oil) based biodiesel blended diesel under the IOI scheme from Indian Oil’s Tikrikkala Terminal, Delhi.
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, along with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences, on August 10, 2019, on World Biofuels Day, to create an ecosystem for converting UCO into biodiesel and developing entrepreneurial opportunities. On the occasion expressed his interest to purchase “biodiesel produced from used edible oil”.
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