April 03, 2020
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Biofuel power

Biofuel power
  • Biodiesel can be extracted from a wild plant, Jatropha Curcas, which has a high yield and can grow anywhere

  • Major oil psus like IOC and HPCL are currently experimenting with it in Mumbai and Haryana

  • Daimler Chrysler has tested this fuel with its C-Class Mercedes Benz over 6,000 km across India

  • It reduces unburnt hydrocarbons and produces less particulate matter

  • But it can increase maintenance costs. Procurement, transportation, storage and extraction costs can be high too.
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