India’s first biofuel flight will operate on Monday with SpiceJet planning to operate a turborporp, Q-400, from Dehradun to Delhi. Though countries like USA and Australia have already tested it, this is the first time that a developing nation like India is making an attempt.
According to the reports, the flight will first fly over the city for 10 mins and if the test becomes a success then the flight will take off to Delhi. This is a measure to reduce the use of fossil fuel and to promote the need for biofuel
The ‘National Policy on Biofuels 2018″ was released by PM Narendra Modi on the World Biofuel Day.
Several steps have been taken to improve the supply of ethanol for the blending programme that has resulted in supplies jumping from 38 crore litres in 2013-14 to about 141 crore litres in the ongoing season,” said petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan to a leading oil PSU’s website.