GM India Agreement with CSMCRI for Jatropha Production - India Renewable Energy Consulting – Solar, Biomass, Wind, Cleantech
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General Motors India has pumped nearly US$ 0.5 million to get biodiesel from Jatropha and test it on its vehicles at Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute’s (CSMCRI), the organisation that conducts research in catalysts, chemicals, desalination, polymers (membranes and resins), non-conventional energy, economic plants and biosalinit and other training programs. During the first phase trials, GM manufactured vehicle were run over 25,000 kilometres on bio-diesel blended fuel and the content of bio-diesel as fuel ranged between 10-20 per cent during the testing phase.

After the successful first phase of its trial run, the Indian arm of the American auto giant is set to sign a pact with the aforesaid Bhavnagar-based organsition to begin cultivating jatropha on a wasteland in Gujarat, reported PTI.

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