Used Cooking Oil May be Made Mandatory Feedstock for Biofuel


Used Cooking Oil May be Made Mandatory Feedstock for Biofuel

Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said the government is considering mandating biofuel from used cooking oil as advanced biofuel which can be blended with biodiesel.

The government has set a target of 20 percent blending of ethanol with gasoline and 5 percent blending of biodiesel with diesel by 2030 under the biofuel policy.

“We have set a target of blending 5 percent of biodiesel with diesel by 2030. But today the biggest challenge is availability of the feedstock. We have recognised the hazards of used cooking oil and also realised that it can be used as feedstock for biodiesel.

“This will help us meet the demand for feedstock to some extent,” he said while inaugurating a facility that converts used cooking oil into biodiesel. Read More

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