Emami Biotech Limited has started commercial production of bio-fuel at its Haldia plant recently.
According to sources Emami Biotech, it had first invested Rs 150 crore exclusively in the bio-fuel project in April 2007. The plan was to produce bio-fuel from palm oil. But as the price of world food went up, import of palm oil became very expensive and unviable for the project. So, the company management decided to set up edible oil production units. Now, it plans to produce biodiesel from jatropha
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