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Harnessing biofuels to reduce their import and ensure sustainable energy:Dharmendra Pradhan

Newdelhi:10/8/19:Today is World Biofuel Day. It is observed to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels.

Speaking at an event in New Delhi, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, harnessing the full potential of biofuels to generate alternative energy in various forms, including ethanol, 2G ethanol, Compressed Biogas and biodiesel will help achieve PM Modi’s vision of reducing import dependence of biofuel and ensuring sustainable energy future in the country.

The theme of this year’s Biofuel Day is Production of Bio-diesel from Used Cooking Oil. The event was aimed at reducing dependency on biofuel and adopting alternative sources of energy and effective management of used cooking oil.

Food Safety and Standard Authority of India, in association with the Health Ministry, has started an initiative- Repurpose of Used Cooking Oil in which the used oil will be collected from hotels and restaurants and sent to the biodiesel plants for blending.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harshvardhan also graced the occasion. Our Correspondent reports that this will help reduce diversion of Used Cooking Oil, stop its reuse beyond permissible limits besides reducing the carbon emissions.

As per a scientific study, the used cooking oil has 25 per cent of polar compound affecting human health on consumption and causing serious diseases like cancer and severe heart problems.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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