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AN-32 of Indian Air Force (IAF) certified to operate on indigenous Bio-Jet fuel

The workhorse of the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Russian made AN-32 transport aircraft was formally fleet certified to fly on a blended bio-jet fuel partly derived from trees. The fuel will be 10% tree-derived and 90% conventional aviation fuel. The IAF has plans to widen the experiment over the next two years. The approval ..

India’s first military flight using blended bio-jet fuel flown

India’s first military flight using blended bio-jet fuel has been successfully flown by Indian Air Force (IAF) through an AN-32 transport aircraft in Chandigarh. Bio-jet fuel is made from Jatropha oil sourced from the Chattisgarh Biodiesel Development Authority and processed at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun. The project is a combined effort of IAF, ..

India’s first-ever test flight powered by biojet fuel successfully conducted

Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet has successfully conducted India’s first-ever test flight powered by biojet fuel between Dehradun and Delhi on August 27, 2018. The 43 minute flight was operated by the airline’s Bombardier Q-400 aircraft with total 25 on onboard, including crew. The flight was powered with a blend of 75% Air Turbine Fuel (ATF) ..

The 2017 International Biodiesel Day (IBD) is being celebrated

The International Biodiesel Day (IBD) is celebrated every year on August 10 with an aim to turn the focus to non-fossil fuels. The day also honours the research experiments by Sir Rudolf Diesel who ran an engine with peanut oil in the year of 1893. The Biodiesel is an alternative fuel which can be used ..

Environment GK Questions and Answers for Civil Services Examination

1. Which among the following is also known as a hotspot for cactus biodiversity? [A]Sechura Desert in Peru and Ecuador [B]Caatinga scrub in equatorial Brazil [C]Tehuacán Valley desert in southern Mexico [D]Sahara Desert in Africa Tehuacán Valley desert in southern Mexico The rain shadow effect is largely responsible for many tropical arid lands that seem ..