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World Bio-Fuel Day observed on 10 August

The day is celebrated annually to mark the extraordinary achievement of Sir Rudalph Diesel (inventor of the diesel engine) who successfully ran mechanical engine with Peanut Oil for the first time.

Aug 13, 2016 12:31 IST
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bio diesel 2016 10 August: World Bio-Fuel Day

The World Bio-Fuel Day was observed across the world on 10 August 2016. The day is observed every year with an aim to create awareness about non fossil-fuels (Green Fuels).

Background

On 10 August 1893, Sir Rudalph Diesel (inventor of the diesel engine) for the first time successfully ran mechanical engine with Peanut Oil.
His research experiment had predicted that vegetable oil is going to replace the fossil fuels in the next century to fuel different mechanical engines.

Thus to mark this extraordinary achievement, World Bio-fuel Day is observed every year on 10th August.

World Bio-Fuel Day in India

On this occasion, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated a national-level conference in New Delhi.

In this conference, he estimated that the bio-fuel industry could grow from the current 6500 crore rupees to 1 lakh crore rupees in the next 10 years.

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