Biofuels Current Affairs - 2019

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1 million species risk extinction due to humans: Draft UN report

According to draft of UN report set to be released on May 6, 2019, up to One million world species are at risk of extinction due to human activity.  It highlights how humanity has undermined natural resources upon which its very survival depends. This 44-page draft report which has summarized 1,800-page assessment of scientific literature Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Ethanol plant: Haryana Government inks MoU with IOC to stop straw burning

Haryana Government has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to set up ethanol plant at village Bohali village in Panipat district with an outlay of over Rs. 900 crore. The MoU will be valid for one year. This plant will motivate farmers in its 50 km radius area to manage crop Read More…

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World Biofuel Day: August 10

World Bio-fuel Day (The International Biodiesel Day) is observed every year on August 10 to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels i.e. Green Fuels or Bio-fuels an alternative to conventional fossil fuels. Bio-fuels are renewable, bio-degradable, sustainable and environment friendly fuel. It can be seen as alternative to conventional fossil fuels. Significance of Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Cabinet approves National Policy on Biofuels, 2018

The Union Cabinet has approved National Policy on Biofuels – 2018 in order to promote biofuels in the country. Biofuels in India are of strategic importance as it augers well with ongoing initiatives of Government such as Make in India,  Skill Development and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. It also offers great opportunity to integrate with ambitious Read More…

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International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels 2018 held in New Delhi

The two day international conference on Sustainable Biofuels was held in New Delhi. It was jointly being organized by Department of Biotechnology and Biofuture platform. It aimed to provide common platform to Government policy makers, industry, investors and research community to exchange experiences and challenges related to development and scaling of advance biofuels. It also Read More…

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Consultative Workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels held in New Delhi

The Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas had organised a consultative workshop on New National Policy on Biofuels & Pradhan Mantri Ji- Van Yojana (VGF for 2nd Generation Ethanol Bio Refineries) in New Delhi. The workshop was organised for promoting Biofuels with objective to reduce dependency on import of crude oil, savings in foreign Read More…

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India’s first BIO-CNG plant inaugurated in Pune

India’s first ever BIO-CNG plant producing CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) from agricultural residue was inaugurated in Pune, Maharashtra. It was jointly inaugurated by Union Minister of Transport Nitin Gadkari and Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Key Facts The plant was commissioned by Pune-based Primove Engineering Private Limited. It has been set up as a Proof Read More…

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