Bio Fuel

PROGRAMME OF BIO FUEL :
The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, GOI is the nodal Ministry for overall coordination relating to biofuel and preparation of National Policy for the same. For the promotion of biofuel production in the state, Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has been designated as state nodal agency to coordinate the activities related to Bio fuel production, policies to coordinate with different departments / agencies in the state. Further a committee of officers of different departments / corporations under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Science, Technology & Environment is also constituted to hold review at period intervals : Secretary, Deptt. of Science, Technology, Environment & Non-conventional Energy.




The Govt. of India has constituted Group of Ministers headed by Agriculture Minister to finalise a national olicy on bio fuels which aims to set a target of meeting 10% of total transport fuel with bio fuels by 2017. The policy is open to changes, but estimates suggested that 12 million hectares of land would have to be brought under Bio Fuel crops to meet the target. The policy would also create a National Bio Fuel board to spearhead the development of those fuels

India already has 60,000 hectares under Jatropha Plantation in Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya {Pradesh and Chattisgarh which would provide 0.3-0.5 billion litres of bio-diesel. India is also keen on using bio fuels not only for production of fuel but also electrification.