Source of Biofuels for India

Premalatha, M and Shanmugapriya, S and Kirubakaran, V (2007) Source of Biofuels for India. eNREE, 4 (1). pp. 4-7.

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India’s oil imports are expected to rise to some five million barrels a day by 2020, from about 1.4 million barrels at present. Hence, any attempts made to reduce oil supply by indigenous technology using renewable sources in India will increase the energy security of the country. Petroleum industries using crude as feedstock at present are facing the problem of fast depletion of raw materials. After the extinction of crude, the petrochemical industries would look upon carbohydrates to be their feedstock as their yield is high from agriculture. However, they should also think of supplementing the crude with starch to produce petroleum products.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Chemical
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 06:45
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2014 05:49

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