(The Gist of PIB) World Biofuel Day

(The Gist of PIB) World Biofuel Day


World Biofuel Day

  • A webinar on the occasion of the World Biofuel day was organized today by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, with the theme “Biofuels towards Atmanirbhar Bharat”. 


  • World Biofuel Day is observed every year on 10th of August.
  • It has been observed by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas since 2015.
  • Objective of the day: 
  • To create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels and highlight the various efforts made by the Government of India in the biofuel sector.
  • This day also honours the research experiments by Sir Rudolf Diesel who ran an engine with peanut oil in the year 1893. His research experiment had predicted that vegetable oil is going to replace fossil fuels in the next century to fuel different mechanical engines. 


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