Oil Feedstock for Bio-diesel

Biofuel- Answer to Energy Problems

Rudolf diesel once very well said “My Engine today is running on Diesel but a day will come when all the fossil fuels will be over, but my engine will continue to run”. In today’s era when there is an increasing demand for fossil fuels but the level of fossil fuel is depleting at a…

Corn

Biofuel from Corn Residue Not Very Green

The use of crop residues to manufacture ethanol for consumption as fuel may actually be more harmful than an efficient way to fight climate change. The practise actually reduces soil carbon and can result in more greenhouse gases than gasoline. The research by University of Nebraska-Lincoln was published in journal Nature Climate Change. This casts…

Biofuel made from Jatropha

Why biofuels are worth the investment?

Most biofuel is produced by plants such as soy, palm oil and corn-based ethanol, but the high water use, deforestation and energy consumption associated with its production often outweigh the benefits of using it.  More often associated with beer and bread than biofuel; and so yeast may be the surprising candidate for a more sustainable…

Biofuel made from Jatropha

Railways testing Jatropha fuel

The Research Design Standard Organisation (RDSO), research wing of Indian Railways has approved Jatropha bio-diesel developed by Central Salt Marine & Chemical Research Institute for field trials in locomotives. “RDSO has cleared Jatropha bio-diesel of CSMCRI for field trials in locomotives. A few more approvals are required and possibly in next 3-4 months we shall…

Biofuel made from Jatropha

Purti Group to sell Ethanol blended petrol

Purti Group is going to start fifty outlets for selling ethanol blended petrol as per reports by Times of India. The fuel will be sold at 2% less than the market price. Purti has tied up with Essar Oil Limited for the same. Initially the outlets would be selling E-10 petrol (10% ethanol blending). Purti…

Edible Oil Consumption

Waste Cooking Oil: A plausible answer to India’s Fuel Security concerns?

We live in a country replete with contradictions in almost all aspects. Consider poverty and rampant food insecurity that most households have to live with in India. On the other side is the huge consumption of vegetable oils, ghee, palm oil etc., in our kitchens. And this consumption continues to steadily rise with time. We…