Ques. What are Bio-fuels?
Ans. Bio-fuels are renewable
liquid fuels derived from biological materials by a number of
chemical / biological processes.
Ques. What are the advantages of
Ques. Which are the potential
Bio-fuels being financed by JREDA?
Ans. Ethanol (primarily for
blending with petrol)
Bio-diesel (for blending with diesel)
Ques. What are the raw materials used
for production of Bio-fuels?
There are three categories of raw-materials used for the
production of ethanol:
1) Sugar based - sugar cane, sugar beet, sweet sorghum etc.
2) Starch based - all types of grains including wheat, rice,
corn, barley, malt etc. and
tubers such as potatoes and cassava etc.
3) Cellulose based - agro-waste, agro-residues, bagasse,
rice-husk, straw etc.
Edible and non-edible oil and animal fats.
Potential sources of bio-diesel in India can be non-edible oils
obtained from plants species such as Jatropha Curcas (Rattan
jot), Pongamia Pinnata (karanj ) etc.
Ques. Has JREDA financed any Bio-fuels
projects so far?
Ans. Yes, JREDA has already
financed some ethanol projects.
Ques. Is there any interest subsidy
scheme for bio-fuel projects?
Ans. Yes, Interest subsidy of
3% is available from Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy
Sources, Govt. of India, for following type of projects: -
Ethanol production projects utilizing raw-material root other
than sugar cane /molasses
All bio-diesel production projects