TITLE

Biofuel -- If only the government and the country can move forward

AUTHOR(S)
Venkataraman, N. S.
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Chemical Business;Jun2005, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on the use of Jatropha biofuel as a substitute for petroleum in India. Reasons behind the use of biofuel; Several problems relating to the use of Jatropha biofuel; Factors to be considered by the government to reduce the cost of production of the biofuel.
ACCESSION #
17867257

 

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