Is biodiesel used in India?

Biodiesel used in India is mainly produced from Jatropha plant seeds which are very rich in oil.

Jatropha oil has been used in India for several decades as biodiesel for the diesel fuel requirements of remote rural and forest communities. The oil extracted from Jatropha can be directly used without having to refine them.

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good (or bad) a biofuel is entirely dependent on the raw material used for its production.

That being said, some of the best biofuels are produced from the following sources.:

  • Sugarcane
  • Wood
  • Palm oil
  • Soybeans
  • Algae

The abundance of raw materials make biofuels the ideal substitute for conventional fuels.

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