October 2008
Chemical Business;Oct2008, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p7
Trade Publication
The article discusses the status of the biofuel industry in India as of October 2008. Almost four million hectares are believed to be under biodiesel crops like Jatropha and Sweet Sorghum based on estimates of the National Mission on Biodiesel. It notes the government's reluctance to proceed with its biodiesel policies due to global issues arising from what is perceived to be a negative impact of diversion of farmland for biofuel. It speculates that decentralised biomass energy will be the most viable solution to the energy scenario in rural India.


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