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Devaliya lion safari park to be pollution-free

11 April 2012

RAJKOT: Devaliya lion safari park, 12 km away from Sasan-Gir, is all set to go for 100 per cent pollution-free. The forest department has decided to use biodiesel made from jatropha to run all tourists vehicles used to take tourists for lions’ sighting in the park.

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The forest department has ordered 12,000 litres for biodiesel from Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI) in Bhavnagar.

“Biodiesel helps immensely in reducing carbon emission. We want to promote this fuel so that it can be used on a larger scale. The biodiesel prepared by CSMCRI is a proven technology. We wish that other forest departments in the country are also able to adopt this model,” director, CSMCRI, P K Ghosh said.

CSMCRI officials said they charge Rs 75 per litre on the basis of not-for-profit purpose and to promote the use of biodiesel as an environment-friendly fuel option….

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-04-11/rajkot/31324106_1_biodiesel-csmcri-safari

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Written by csirindia

April 14, 2012 at 9:03 am

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