Indian Oil to construct biodiesel and ethanol tanks in Uttarakhand


Indian Oil to construct biodiesel and ethanol tanks in Uttarakhand

In an effort to increase usage of green fuels in Uttarakhand, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the union government oil company, is undertaking a project to construct a 600 kilolitre (KL) biodiesel tank and three ethanol tanks of 70 KL capacity at Lalkuan depot in Nainital district, said IOC officials on Tuesday.

The cost of the project is estimated at Rs 2.18 crore. The ethanol tanks will be used for ethanol blending in petrol. At present, the ethanol blending in petrol supplied from Lalkuan depot is around 7.34 %. Similar upgrade of facilities is also ongoing at the Roorkee terminal of the IOC where two ethanol tanks of 1000 KL capacity and one biodiesel tank of 1000 Kl will come up at an estimated cost of Rs 6.8 crore.

“These initiatives of will help in benefiting farmers as well as promote the use of green fuels in the state,” said Vinay Kumar Mishra, executive director, IOC, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Read More

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