World Biofuel Day observed on 10th August 2016

Q.  World BioFuel Day was observed across the world on which date?
- Published on 16 Aug 16

a. 10th August
b. 11th August
c. 12th August
d. 13th August

ANSWER: 10th August
 
World Biofuel day was observed across the world on 10th August 2016. This date is observed each year to create awareness about non fossil fuels (green fuels).
  • On 10th August 1893, Sir Rudolph Diesel successfully ran a mechanical engine with peanut oil.
  • Diesel was also the inventor of the diesel engine
  • His research predicted that vegetable oil would eventually replace fossil fuels to fuel different mechanical engines.
  • On this day in 2016, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated a national level conference in capital city Delhi
  • The ministry estimated that biofuel industry would grow from the current INR 6500 crore to INR 1 lakh crore rupees in the coming decade.

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