India’s CSM&CRI produces algal-based biodiesel, completes test drives

April 3, 2012 |

In India, researchers from the Central Salt Marine and Chemical Research Institute have produced biodiesel from microalgae harvested off the western coast of the country. They recently did a test drive in an SUV that saw the vehicle get 12km to the liter, well above the 10-11km per liter averaged with fossil diesel.

The project is part of the New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI) launched in April 2010 by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in collaboration with the ministry of earth sciences (MoES).

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