18 April, Dehradun
Indian Railways will soon set up plants to manufacture bio-diesel for mechanical traction with technology patented by scientists of the Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP).
Announcing this in Dehradun, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, who is also the Vice President of CSIR, laid out the road map for further exploitation of opportunities in alternative fuel sources.
He said, diesel conforming to Euro-5 specifications in sulphur content has become a reality due to the CSIR-IIP and GAIL’s diligence and ingenuity.
The Minister said. another feather in IIP’s cap is the successful project to produce low-carbon jet fuel from inedible, drought-resistant Jatropha plant.