Bio-diesel

On Tuesday, India started doping diesel experiments with a small amount of bio-diesel produced from remaining cooking oil in kitchens to reduce import dependency and reduce carbon emissions.

Diesel, India’s most widely used fuel, consists of crude oil, for which 85% of the nation relies on imports. Imports may be reduced by adding equally fuel-friendly diesel for a portion of diesel extracted from fossil oil.

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) President S M Vaidya said at the start-up function, that organic diesel can be produced from vegetable oil, animal fat, tallow and waste cooking oil (UCO).

Initially, 7 percent of UCO bio-diesel is doped into diesel and the supply of such fuel started on Tuesday.

In the country, up to 23 million tonnes of edible oil are consumed annually. He said 3 million tonnes of oil was discarded after use and was called used cooking oil.

“It is possible to produce 222 crore litres of UCO every year, but there is no structure for collecting cooking oil waste,” he said.

To encourage this, the petroleum companies floated an interest expression (EoI) in seeking UCO biodiesel, offering a fixed price of 5 years and a guaranteed off-set over 10 years.

It has been notified at the function that there have been upto 30 LOIs issued at industry level (by IOC, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL).

In the fiscal year ended 31 March 2021, India consumed 72,7 million tonnes (approx. 8,000 crore litres) of diesel.

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has flagged the first lot of cooking oil-based biodiesel blended with diesel.

‘To date, the IOC has issued 23 LOIs with a total capacity of 22,95 crore litres for bio-diesel plants. As of 31 March, the IOC received 51 kiloliters of UCO-Biodiesel from its Tikrikalan terminal in Delhi, ‘says the company in a declaration.

Pradhan said, ‘This is a landmark in India’s pursuit of biofuels and has a positive environmental impact. This initiative will bring significant economic benefits to the country by increasing indigenous biodiesel supplies, reducing dependence on imports and creating rural jobs. ‘

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With this flag off, Oil Secretary Tarun Kapoor said that a new era of bioenergy has been launched that will revolutionise the oil sector.

‘The availability of feedstock in biodiesel is a challenge and leveraging UCO can be an important breakthrough to reach the 5% biodiesel blending objective. It also helps to transform the unhealthy oil used by the food chain into a more productive purpose, “he said.

Vaidya said the initiative will recover the unhealthy cooking oil used. ‘Even the last drop of UCO is being traced and converted into bio-diesel to make India safer, greener and healthier. ” He said the IOC had begun building eight bio-diesel plants in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

Biodiesel is an alternative fuel like conventional diesel fuel or ‘fossil fuel.’ It can be made from vegetable oil, animal fats, tallow and waste oils. A major advantage of Biodiesel is its carbon neutrality, that is, oilseed absorbs the same amount of CO2 as when combustion takes place in the vehicle. Biodiesel is also fast, biodegradable and totally untoxic.

fuel, consists of crude oil, for which 85% of the nation relies on imports. Imports may be reduced by adding equally fuel-friendly diesel for a portion of diesel extracted from fossil oil.

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) President S M Vaidya said at the start-up function, that organic diesel can be produced from vegetable oil, animal fat, tallow, and waste cooking oil (UCO).

Initially, 7 percent of UCO biodiesel is doped into diesel and the supply of such fuel started on Tuesday.

Bio-diesel expenditures

In the country, up to 23 million tonnes of edible oil are consumed annually. He said 3 million tonnes of oil was discarded after use and was called used cooking oil.

“It is possible to produce 222 crore litres of UCO every year, but there is no structure for collecting cooking oil waste,” he said.

To encourage this, the petroleum companies floated an interest expression (EoI) in seeking UCO biodiesel, offering a fixed price of 5 years and a guaranteed off-set over 10 years.

It has been notified at the function that there have been upto 30 LOIs issued at industry level (by IOC, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and Hinustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL).

In the fiscal year ended 31 March 2021, India consumed 72,7 million tonnes (approx. 8,000 crore litres) of diesel.

Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has flagged the first lot of cooking oil-based biodiesel blended with diesel.

‘To date, the IOC has issued 23 LOIs with a total capacity of 22,95 crore litres for bio-diesel plants. As of 31 March, the IOC received 51 kiloliters of UCO-Biodiesel from its Tikrikalan terminal in Delhi, ‘says the company in a declaration.

Pradhan said, ‘This is a landmark in India’s pursuit of biofuels and has a positive environmental impact. This initiative will bring significant economic benefits to the country by increasing indigenous biodiesel supplies, reducing dependence on imports and creating rural jobs. ‘

With this flag off, Oil Secretary Tarun Kapoor said that a new era of bioenergy has been launched that will revolutionise the oil sector.

‘The availability of feedstock in bio-diesel is a challenge and leveraging UCO can be an important breakthrough to reach the 5% bio-diesel blending objective. It also helps to transform the unhealthy oil used by the food chain into a more productive purpose, “he said.

Vaidya said the initiative will recover the unhealthy cooking oil used. ‘Even the last drop of UCO is being traced and converted into bio-diesel to make India safer, greener, and healthier. ” He said the IOC had begun building eight bio-diesel plants in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.

Bio-Diesel Alternative

Biodiesel is an alternative fuel like conventional diesel fuel or ‘fossil fuel.’ It can be made from vegetable oil, animal fats, tallow, and waste oils. A major advantage of Biodiesel is its carbon neutrality, that is, oilseed absorbs the same amount of CO2 as when combustion takes place in the vehicle. Biodiesel is also fast, biodegradable, and totally nontoxic.

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