India pushing for UCO but policy needed to support more feedstock supplies

October 17, 2016 |

In India, oil marketing companies plan to buy a total of 20 million liters of UCO biodiesel to begin blending as first steps towards eventual 5% blending in 2020. To achieve a 5% blend would require 6.75 billion liters of biodiesel annually. Currently, as much as 20% of domestic biodiesel production is from UCO but that volume could increase significantly if a policy was in place coordinating UCO collection from hotels, restaurants and other food processing industries.

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