(The Gist of PIB) World
Biofuel Day to be observed [AUGUST-2019]
World Biofuel Day to be observed
World Biofuel Day will be observed on 10th August to create awareness
about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional
World Biofuel Day is observed every year on 10th of August.
It is being observed by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas since
To create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an
alternative to conventional fossil fuels and highlight the various efforts
made by Government of India in the biofuel sector.
This year the theme of the World Biofuel Day is “Production of Biodiesel
from Used Cooking Oil (UCO)”.
Key highlights of this year:
To facilitate the production of Biodiesel from UCO, the Oil Marketing
Companies shall float an Expression of Interest (EOI) on the occasion for
procurement of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil across 100 cities.