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Kalam asks scientists to tap immense bio-fuel potential

07 May 2012

SIVAGANGA: Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Sunday asked the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratories and others to extensively research burning of bio-diesel in internal combustion engines with high efficiency.

Speaking at Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI) in Karaikudi after inaugurating the Centre for Innovation in Energy Research on the CECRI campus, he said bio-fuel was an important alternative to the petroleum fuels. The country had immense potential to grow bio-fuel crop “Jatropha” on a large scale. Once it was grown, the crop could have a life span of 50 years. Moreover, it could grow on wasteland. Each acre would produce about 2 tonnes of bio-diesel at about half a dollar per litre…..

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/article3391218.ece

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Written by csirindia

May 8, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Posted in CECRI

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