Bio-diesel Current Affairs, GK & News

Use of Bio-Diesel in Diesel Locos

The Indian Railways is planning to run its diesel locomotives fleet using bio-diesel. The Indian Railways has informed the Parliament that the B-5 bio-diesel has been tested for the operation of diesel locomotives by the Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO). Overview: Initially, bio-diesel might be used for running diesel locomotives on a pilot basis ..

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First supply of Used Cooking Oil-based Biodiesel

On May 4, 2021, the Union Minister of Petroleum Shri Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off the first supply of used cooking oil-based biodiesel. It was launched under the Expression of Interests Scheme. Expression of Interest Scheme It was launched in 2019. It was launched for the procurement of bio diesel produced from used cooking oil. It ..

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Go Green Initiatives in Indian Railways

Railways form the backbone of the Indian Transportation System. The Railways has undertaken following measures under its Go Green initiatives: Ministry of Railways has planned to set up 1000 Mega Watt (MW) solar power by 2020-21. This would help Railways to source about 10% of its electrical energy from renewable source. Wind energy plants of ..

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South Western Railways Zone introduces Biodiesel for trains

The South Western Railways (SWR) Zone with headquarters in Hubli, Karnataka has introduced biodiesel for trains, operating under its zone. In this regard, SWR’s first train Hubballi-Bengaluru Janshatabdi Express powered by five per cent biodiesel blended with High Speed Diesel was flagged off from Hubli. The main aim of the initiative is to reduce greenhouse ..

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