India looking to ramp up aviation biofuel production to support air force

February 21, 2019 |

In India, the Hindu newspaper reports that the government is trying to set up 1,000 liter per day aviation biofuel plants in five states across the country in part to help fuel a two-year testing program by the air force that will trial the fuel in all of its aircraft types such as helicopters, transport aircraft and fighter jets. To supply 10% biofuel blend to the country’s air force would require about 1 billion liters of fuel per day. The aim is to reduce the production cost to 84 cents per liter from the current $2.67.

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