Green Fuel For a Greener Tomorrow
India is currently the world’s 4th largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and its transport sector accounts for 13% of the country’s energy-related CO2 emissions (MoEF, 2010). However, India’s growing transport sector can become more sustainable and climate compatible by aligning development and climate change agendas. As total Diesel demand for year 2016 is 155.7 billion Litres and will be increase in 6-8% year after year till 2023. On an average calculation of 5% blend with the diesel will peg the requirement at 7.785 billion Litres of bio diesel. However the total production still under 150 million Litres of Bio Diesel annually hence there is huge demand supply gap exists.
Among the portfolio of renewable energy alternatives that are available, biofuels, especially ethanol and biodiesel have emerged as a preferred option, especially for the transport sector in India.
The objective is to reduce dependence on imported crude oil in order to enhance the countries energy transport sector’s share of the country’s total primary energy consumption will increase from 8.1 percent in 2010 to 11.3 percent in 2030.