The first commercial biodiesel unit owned by Eco Green Fuels Pvt Ltd was launched here on Sunday. Inaugurating the plant, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and BJP national president Nitin Gadkari appreciated the initiative.
Further, Gadkari said, “Starting Monday we are organising a twoday conference on bioenergy. After the conference we will have a better idea about the situation of biofuel in the state and can come up with other propositions. Our country has been importing about 90 per cent of crude oil from other countries, so biodiesel would be a good substitute for diesel.”
Julesh Bantia, director, Eco Green Fuels Pvt Ltd, said, “As of now the unit has a capacity to produce about 5,000 litres of biodiesel per day. The machine is indigenously built inhouse by our technicians and R D team. Depending on the requirement, we are planning to increase the manufacturing capacity
source: http://www.expressbuzz.com / Express News Service / Feb 21st, 2011