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Preparing to free diesel from 6 districts of Maharashtra, diesel will run from 15-20 rupees with cheap biofuel vehicles


  • Nagpur, Bhandara, Gondiya, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli and Wardha districts will be free of diesel

  • No need to change the engine of trains

  • Biofuel will be made from the seed of Karanj vegetation, preparing for 3-4 million plantation

  • After 3 years of planting, work on biofuel plant will start, 4 plants will be installed

Ramakant Dani (Nagpur) In six districts of Maharashtra, preparations for complete diesel are started in the next five years. Recently Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had announced the release of diesel to Nagpur, Bhandara, Gondia, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli and Wardha districts. In these districts, the biofuel or biodiesel made from the seeds of Karanj vegetation will be used instead of diesel. Under the guidance of Gadkari, the Green Crude Biofuel Foundation is working on it. Nearly 3-4 million plants will be planted in Karanj. When the seeds are ready, 4 biofuel plants will be installed. The ready biofuel will be made available in the market, which is about 15 to 20 cheaper than diesel.

5-year project will be planted 3-4 million plants in 3 years

Dr. Hemant Jambhekar, President of Green Crude Biofuel Foundation told Bhaskar, “We want to make this model of development without any government help. Pollution will also decrease if the use of biofuel is encouraged. Apart from this, countless opportunities of employment will emerge. This year the project is being started. In this we are taking help from different NGOs and about 320 single schools through public participation. ”

30% oil in the seeds of Karang

Dr. Jambhekar explains, “This project is about 5 years old. Karanj vegetation will be used to make biofuel, because the seeds of Karanj are 30 percent of the oil. It has been proved to be very effective, hence it has also been called Moneyplant, through some minor process, it is converted into biodiesel. On the basis of this bio-diesel, we will supply diesel free to these six districts. Ane have been dreaming of. ”


Forest Department will provide seeds and plants

Union minister Nitin Gadkari has taken responsibility as the coordinator of this foundation. In the first three years, plans to plant 3-4 million plants. Apart from NGOs, students and guardians are also being assisted. They will be provided seeds or ready-made plants. For the project, the Forest Department will provide seed and plants of Karanj.

Biofuel will be cheaper by Rs 15-20 per liter compared to diesel.

The special thing is that compared to diesel, the biofuel will be cheaper by about Rs 20 per liter. Biodiesel produced from the plant will be made available in the open market. Dr Jambhekar says, “In general, diesel costs about 70 rupees per liter, if we make available in biodiesel 50 rupees per liter, it will also be cheaper and will reduce pollution.” Four biodiesel plants in four districts of Green Crude Biofuel Foundation They will be planted after three years of planting process. It takes two to two and a half months to build a plant.

No need to change the engine of the car

Biodiesel can be used in normal diesel vehicles. You do not need to change the engine for this. Dr. Jambhekar explains that the amount of oxygen in the biological module is good. This makes the combination well in the engine. Because of this pollution is also 5-6% less. Further, there is a plan to work under BioCNG in the same scheme.

Why these six districts were selected?

These districts of Eastern Vidarbha are considered to be undeveloped and backward in terms of development, but for the Karanj vegetation there is plenty of land available. Second, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur and Gondia districts are dominated by tribals, but due to lack of employment, Naxalism has been encouraged. In such a way, it is also planned to provide local tribals with employment to the project.

What will be the effect?

According to Dr. Jambhekar, Karanj tree needs minor care and it does not even have the animal at all. Second, in two and a half to three years, the seeds begin to grow when the tree grows up. Selling seeds of these will make the farmers and villagers good earnings. Because of this, more and more people are expected to join this project.

National policy for biofuel has also been created

In June 2018, the Central Government issued a notification regarding National Biofuel Policy-2012 in the gadget. The government has amended the policy in 2009. The purpose of this policy is to promote the use of biofuel in the country’s energy and transport sectors in the coming decades. According to this, the amount of ethanol currently in petrol is 2%, while the amount of biodiesel in diesel is less than 0.1%. By 2030 ethanol in petrol is proposed to be 20% and diesel in biodiesel is 5%. To achieve this, five steps will be taken.

  1. Increase supply of ethanol-biodiesel through increase in domestic production.
  2. Establishment of second generation (2G) bio refineries
  3. The development of new feedstock for biofuel, i.e. increasing the amount of products that can make biofuels. Such as maize, sugarcane, beet, fodder, soybean, palm, rice, potato-starch.
  4. Development of new technology that creates biofuel
  5. To create a suitable environment for biofuel and bring the equivalent of the main fuel.

Biofuel will be made from things like rotten grains, potatoes, sugarcane

According to the government’s policy for ethanol production, there is an adequate availability and development of raw material in the country. Among them, sugarcane juice, grass, rice, maize, wheat pulses, which are burnt now, rotten grains, potatoes, beetroot, such grains which are not eatable for ethanol production. Seaweed etc. can be used as biofuel feedstock.

For biodiesel: Inedible oilseeds, used and poor edible oils, animal fats, acid oils, algae etc.

For advanced biofuels: Biomass, solid waste, industrial waste, plastic etc., which are from municipal corporation.

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