In India, BIOD Energy plans on producing biodiesel by the end of this year with its plant in Bawal, Haryana, one of the first kind in the northern part of the country. BioD Energy is working with the FSSAI and Biodiesel Association of India and has now moved past the pilot stage to move forward with the used cooking oil to biodiesel project.
Shiva Vig, CEO and Founder BIOD Energy told Express Drives that he predicts that “India’s biofuel market is expected to grow manifold. Currently, diesel alone meets an estimated 72% of transportation fuel demand followed by petrol at 23% and the rest of the need gap is fulfilled by other fuels such as CNG, LPG etc. The overall blending percentage of biodiesel in diesel has been less than 0.5 per cent in the country due to constraints pertaining to feedstock availability. If collected and processed properly, used cooking oil has immense potential in realising green fuel use in the country.”