Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Residents of Gram Panchayat Atun, Bhilwada Vs State of Rajasthan dated 15/07/2020. A factual and action taken report was filed by the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board with reference to the allegation of illegal operation of Washwell Bio-diesel Plant, Chittor Road, Village Atun, District Bhilwada Rajasthan without NOC causing pollution affecting the inhabitants of the area.

India’s 2018 National Policy on Biofuels sets ambitious biofuel targets of 20% ethanol blending and 5% biodiesel blending, both by 2030, and aims to source these biofuels only from sustainable feedstocks that do not threaten food security.

Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has issued Gazette notification No. GSR 728 (E) on 29th June 2017 for amending the Motor Spirit and High Speed Diesel (Regulation of Supply, Distribution and Prevention of Malpractices) Order dated 19th December 2005.

The European Union (EU) will continue incentivizing the use of biofuels and other renewable fuels through its recast Renewable Energy Directive for 2021-2030 (RED II).

Indonesia has an ambitious 20% blending mandate for biodiesel in transport diesel fuel and relies almost entirely on palm oil to meet this target. This white paper assesses the potential of used cooking oil (UCO) as a biofuel feedstock in Indonesia.

Indonesia aims to make the use of biodiesel blended fuels compulsory for all vehicles and heavy machinery from Sept.

Will lay emphasis on increasing production of oilseeds

The Union Cabinet approved a national policy on biofuels that seeks to not only help farmers dispose of their surplus stock in an economic manner but also reduce India’s oil-import dependence.

This paper first reviews the effects of biodiesel on emissions of nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and particulate matter in conventional vehicles. It compares the effects of using palm biodiesel and other biodiesel feedstocks, such as soy and rapeseed oils.

The EU adopted this new fuel with rigour and pledged that by 2020, 10 per cent of all transport fuels in EU nations would be biodiesel.

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