Oct 2008 news
Certain biodiesel units have commenced production and are exporting the commodity to US and the EU nations. These units are using used non-edible oils and fatty acids from vegetable oils to produce biodiesel.
Hyderabad-based Naturol Bioenergy Ltd is exporting biodiesel to these countries from its recently inaugurated 100,000 tonnes capacity biodiesel plant in Kakinada.
Cleancities Biodiesel, another Hyderabad-based company, has set up a 250,000 tonne capacity biodiesel plant in Visakhapatnam. Cleancities’ Rs 200 crore unit, the largest in India, started commercial production earlier this month.
Kolkata-based Emami Group has also set up a biodiesel plant in Haldia at an investment of Rs 150 crore