New Delhi: While addressing the 9th episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat 2.0’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi applauded the efforts of the scientists of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun, who developed the technology to fly an aircraft with biofuel.
Modi said that their efforts also empower the ‘Make in India’ mission. He stated that history was made when an Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 aircraft took off from Leh’s Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport with a mixture of 10% Indian bio-jet fuel and this was the first time that this mix was used in both engines.
Modi informed that the bio-jet fuel was prepared from non-edible tree borne oil which was procured from various tribal areas of India. These efforts will not only reduce carbon emissions but may also reduce India’s dependence on crude oil imports, he concluded.
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