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UCO Use For Bio Diesel


Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel DharmendraPradhan  today released the Expression for Interest (EOI) by National Oil Marketing Companies for procurement of Biodiesel, made from Used Cooking Oil(UCO).


On the Occasion of the World Biofuel Day today, Mr.Pradhan, along with the Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan launched a sticker on RUCO.

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epurpose Used Cooking Oil (RUCO) and a mobile app to facilitate the collection of UCO. This year the theme of the World Biofuel Day is “Production of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO)”.

The EOI on Bio Diesel from UCO provides that the entrepreneurs setting up Biodiesel plants get remunerative price and assurance of complete off take of production by the Oil companies.

UCO to be launched in 100 cities, EOI will ensure that Rs 51/ litre is paid for Biodiesel for the first year, Rs 52.7 for the second year and Rs 54.5 for the third year.
 
The Oil companies will also bear the cost of transportation and GST for the first year.

Speaking on the Occasion, Mr.Pradhan said the Prime Minister has given a target to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to bring down import dependency of oil products by 2022.

And this can be achieved by enhancing production, improving energy efficiency, promoting conservation and encouraging alternate fuels.

He said that the government is promoting the alternate sources of energy in a big way. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is working on a four-pronged strategy in this regard -promoting Ethanol, 2-G ethanol, Compressed bio-Gas and Bio-diesel.

Mr.Pradhan said that the ethanol blending in Petrol has gone up from 1% to about 08 Percent and is likely to touch 10 Percent soon.
He said the Government is planning to allow production of ethanol from surplus food grains which now sometimes go waste and also entail expenditure on storage.
On the issue of compressed biogas, the minister said that CGD network being set up in over 400 districts will give a big fillip to it, and already 300 letter of intents have been signed with entrepreneurs for setting up CBG plants.
Mr.Pradhan said that the budget this year has underlined the transformation of Annadata to Urjadata. Mentioning about the PradhanMantriUjjawala Scheme,
Minister said that the Scheme will achieve its target of 8 crore beneficiaries by October this year, well before the deadline.
He complimented the Ministry of Health in joining hands with the ministry of petroleum and natural gas, in taking up the projects concerning the health of the people.
 

Speaking on the occasion, Harsh Vardhan enumerated number of technologies developed within the country to convert the waste into useful products.

The Health Minister emphasized on enforcement, educating and raising awareness about perils of repeatedly using cooking oil, besides offering incentives for disposing it in productive, useful and safe manner. 


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