Slow start for biofuels

De Guzman, Doris
July 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;7/23/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 4, p2
Trade Publication
The article focuses on India's biofuels program that is being boosted up to counterbalance the high cost of crude oil imports. The increased global prices have led to increased expenditure on oil imports. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) reports that the energy demand of India in the transportation sector may increase by 6-8% per year. It discusses ethanol-blended petrol (EBP) program ,biodiesel purchase policy and collaborations for biodiesel production.


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