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World Biofuel Day

  • 10 Aug 2019
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  • The World Biofuel Day is observed every year on August 10 to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels.
    • It is being observed by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
  • The theme of the World Biofuel Day, 2019 is “Production of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO)”.
  • The National Policy on Biofuels, released by the Government of India in 2018, envisages production of biofuel from UCO. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is implementing a strategy to divert UCO from the food value chain and curb current illegal usage.
    • The benefits of transformation of UCO will help bring health benefits as there would be no recycling of the UCO, employment generation, infrastructural investment in rural areas & cleaner environment with reduced carbon footprint.
    • To read more on biofuel click the link

Source: PIB

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