Production cost main hurdle for biofuel acceptance in India

July 5, 2020 |

In India, the Hindu reports that researchers in the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad are using machine learning techniques to understand the factors and impediments to incorporating biofuels into the fuel sector in India, and found production cost to be the main hinderance to acceptance and use of biofuels.

The model developed by the IITH team has shown that in the area of bioethanol integration into mainstream fuel use, the production cost is the highest (43 %) followed by import (25 %), transport (17 %), infrastructure (15 %) and inventory (0.43 %) costs. The model has also shown that feed availability to the tune of at least 40 % of the capacity is needed to meet the projected demands.

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