Ahmedabad: Defence Research Development
Organisation (DRDO)has formally licensed the technology to
develop bio-diesel from Central Salt and Marine Chemical
Research Institute (CSMCRI), a CSMCRI official said here
DRDO has formally been licensed the technology to develop
bio-diesel for military vehicles by Bhavnagar CSMCRI in
Gujarat, CSMCRI Director Pushpito Ghosh told PTI.
As part of the defence bio-diesel programme, CSMCRI
has installed the first zero effluent discharge bio-diesel
plant of one tonne per day capacity at Secunderabad Military
farm of DRDO to generate fuel from Jatropha seeds, he said.
On being contacted Vehicle Research and Development
Establishment (VRDE) of DRDO, Ahmednagar spokesperson said
that vehicles are still being tested for bio-diesel and final
result has not come.
He confirmed that a bio-diesel plant has been installed
by CSMCRI at DRDO Secunderabad and vehicles are being tested
on blends of bio-diesel.
"After testing our bio-diesel, the premier laboratory
of DRDO has formally licensed the technology to develop
bio-diesel from us," Ghosh told PTI.
Recent research done by VRDE (DRDO) using our Jatropha
methyl ester points to excellent results on emission control
even as a 20 per cent blend, Ghosh added.