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WORLD BIOFUEL DAY 2020

WORLD BIOFUEL DAY 2020

Context

World Biofuel Day is celebrated across the country

Details

  • The theme of World Biofuel Day 2020 is ‘Biofuels Towards Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
  • The day is observed every year on 10 August by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas since 2015.
  • Its objective is to  increase awareness regarding the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels.
  • It is also used as a platform to highlight the various efforts made by the Central Government in the sector of biofuel.

About Biofuel

  • It helps in the reduction of dependence on imports of crude oil.
  • It promotes a cleaner environment, and provides additional income to farmers and employment generation.
  • It is derived from renewable biomass resources.
  • It provides a strategic advantage to promote sustainable development.
  • It also acts as a supplement to conventional energy sources in order to  meet the rapidly increasing requirements for transportation fuels.

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