A- A A+
Last Updated : Aug 19 2019 11:12PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
When Country celebrates 75th year of Independence in 2022, Parliament must showcase its grandeur, says PM Modi            Anti-India violence not conducive to peace, PM Modi tells Donald Trump            Public transport, business establishments and govt offices across Kashmir valley function normally            RBI Governor Shaktikant Das rules out asset quality review of large NBFCs            Flood fury continues in North Indian States as Ganga and other major rivers in spate           

Aug 10, 2019
2:06PM

World Biofuel Day being observed today

Representational pic
Today is World Biofuel Day. It is observed to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels. 

Speaking at an event in New Delhi, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, harnessing the full potential of biofuels to generate alternative energy in various forms, including ethanol, 2G ethanol, Compressed Biogas and biodiesel will help achieve PM Modi’s vision of reducing import dependence of biofuel and ensuring sustainable energy future in the country.

The theme of this year's Biofuel Day is Production of Bio-diesel from Used Cooking Oil. The event was aimed at reducing dependency on biofuel and adopting alternative sources of energy and effective management of used cooking oil. 

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India, in association with the Health Ministry, has started an initiative -- Repurpose of Used Cooking Oil in which the used oil will be collected from hotels and restaurants and sent to the biodiesal plants for blending.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harshvardhan also graced the occasion.

AIR correspondent reports that this will help reduce diversion of Used Cooking Oil, stop its reuse beyond permissible limits besides reducing the carbon emissions. As per a scientific study, the used cooking oil has 25 per cent of polar compound affecting human health on consumption and causing serious diseases like cancer and severe heart problems.

   Related News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 19 (Aug) Midday News 19 (Aug) News at Nine 19 (Aug) Hourly 19 (Aug) (2300hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 19 (Aug) दोपहर समाचार 19 (Aug) समाचार संध्या 19 (Aug) प्रति घंटा समाचार 19 (Aug) (2305hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 19 (Aug) Khabrein(Day) 19 (Aug) Khabrein(Eve) 19 (Aug)
Aaj Savere 19 (Aug) Parikrama 19 (Aug)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 19 (Aug) Samayki 19 (Aug) Sports Scan 19 (Aug) Spotlight/News Analysis 19 (Aug) Samachar Darshan 18 (Aug) Radio Newsreel 19 (Aug)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 1 (Aug) Surkhiyon Mein 1 (Aug) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 14 (Aug) Vaad-Samvaad 30 (Jul) Money Talk 30 (Jul) Current Affairs 16 (Aug)