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Bio-Diesel Blended HSD Launched in India
Aug 25, 2015

The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas recently announced Marketing of High Speed Diesel blended with Bio-diesel in selected retail outlets of Oil marketing Companies in New Delhi & Vishakhapatnam (by HPCL), Haldia (by BPCL) and Vijayawada (by IOCL). 

  • As a green initiative, Bio-diesel blended HSD is launched.

  • It is a path breaking step in India’s retail sector for launching Bio-diesel B 5 blend to diesel consumers. 

  • Recently, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas has permitted direct sale of Bio-Diesel (B100) to bulk consumers like Railways, shipping and State Road Transport Corporations etc. 

  • Ethanol Blended Petrol program (EBP) is also being promoted, where ethanol blending in petrol is going from 5 to 10 % based on the availability of ethanol. 

  • Promoting and encouraging Biofuels will not only reduce the import of fossil fuel but also save foreign exchange and emphasize on Make in India mission. 

  • Biofuels are renewable, biodegradable, sustainable and environmental friendly. 

  • These programmes will connect agrarian community with direct cash flow. 


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