Natural Diesel Alternatives in India

by astrocrazy2005 on Nov 16, 2007      Category: Energy Tags: bio-fuel

Prof. Udipi Shrinivasa and his organization SuTRA, at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, proved the idea of using straight vegetable oils [SVO] as diesel engine fuels. This method of using normal vegetable oil to obtain fuel has changed the lives of the tribal dwellers in Andhra Pradesh.For more on this topic click on the link given.

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Is there any consensus of some sort on comparing SVOs with Jatropha based biodiesel, or even things like biogas gasifiers which were discussed here earlier? Or does it depend upon the situation, based on the availability and suitability of land, or funding, or even government policies?

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