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IOCL Ahmedabad organised exhibition on Biofuels as a part of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav celebrations

The exhibition on Biofuels was organized by Indian Oil Corporation in Ahmedabad as a part of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav celebrations on 12.08.2022 to create awareness on recent developments in Biofuels sector. The event was jointly inaugurated & attended by Shri M Anna Durai, Executive Director and State Level Coordinator (SLC) for Oil and Gas Sector, Gujarat along with distinguished Guest Padma Shri Sh. Genabhai Patel.

Shri Sandeep Chaturvedi Chairman BDAI informed that the OMC’s Viz: - IOCL, BPCL & HPCL have jointly announced dynamic pricing for monthly Biodiesel procurement for the National Blending program. This is a positive step toward net zero targets set by the country and shows its willingness to walk the path.

The national biodiesel blending program will definitely help many Biodiesel manufacturers, particularly in MSME units. Mr. Gaurang Shah one of the participants and major suppliers from the western region of the country and chairman of M/s Kotyark Industries Limited welcomes the Steps taken by the Government of India under the visionary leadership of honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Bhai Modi ji.

The event was also attended by Shri Shwetal Shah, Technical Advisor, Dept. of Climate Change, Govt of Gujarat, Shri Prof S S Kachhwaha, Head of Biofuels & Director of technical education, PDEU and Shri Sandeep Chaturvedi, Chairman, Biodiesel Association of India (BDAI).

Promoters & Producers of Bio-Fuels along with senior officials of IOC, BPCL, & HPCL attended the function including a large number of school students.

In the exhibition, films on ethanol blended MS, Biodiesel, CBG, & various activities being undertaken by Government on encouraging entrepreneurs to set up Biodiesel, Ethanol Plants and CBG plants, and how Biofuel is essential in protecting our environment were displayed. These films showcased efforts being made for reducing dependency on fossil fuels, increasing the income of farmers and protecting the environment. The exhibition also covered newly launched Green Combo lubes, Xtra Green Diesel, and LPG composite Cylinders, and displayed various fuels including biofuels. The exhibition also had a model of sustainable village. The exhibition attracted large crowd.

Padma Shri awardee Sh. Genabhai Patel narrated his success story of farming of Pomegranate which led to a multifold increase in farmer’s income. He also shared his vision for installing small biogas plants in villages which can further reduce the use of fossil fuels and increase the income of households.

Shri Shwetal Shah, Technical Advisor, Dept. of Climate Change, Govt of Gujarat shared latest development and initiatives by Govt of Gujarat to promote Biofuels in the state.

Quiz & Drawing competitions on Biofuels were organized involving school children in which a large number of students participated. Winners were rewarded by the dignitaries.

The exhibition concluded on a note of re-affirming IOC’s commitment to promoting Biofuels for achieving sustainability and carbon neutral society.

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