India Plans for First Biodiesel Vehicle

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Abdul Aziz Azrgar, who is India’s minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives, announced a program to increase the cultivation of the Jatropha plant for biodiesel production. Azrgar said the Command Area Department of Jammu has Jatropha on 80 hectares (197 acres) of land, and a breakthrough in the cultivation of the plants would allow the country to begin conserving fossil fuels by creating a Jatropha biodiesel blend. If everything goes as planned, Aziz said he expects the first vehicle powered by Jatropha oil would to appear on the streets of Jammu during next two months. The agriculture development projects will cover villages in the command area of Jammu plus 19 villages of the Vijaypur block.

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