10th August Observed as World Biofuel Day

Published on August 10, 2019
Current context: Every year 10th August is observed as the World Biofuel day.
10th August Observed as World Biofuel Day 
  • The day signifies to create awareness of using non-fossil fuels instead of conventional fossil fuels.
  • Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas is to observe World Biofuel Day at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 10th August 2019.
  • The theme of the World Biofuel Day 2019 is “Production of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO)”.
  • A mobile app to facilitate the collection of UCO and a sticker on Repurpose Used Cooking Oil (RUCO) shall also be released by FSSAI on the occasion.
  • The Government of India is envisaging to produce biofuels from UCO under its National Policy on Biofuels.
  • A strategy to divert UCO from the food value chain has been developed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
  • The session will also witness discussions on Second Generation Ethanol & Biodiesel from UCO along with issues and hurdles being faced by the sector.


Q.1 The World Biofuel Day is celebrated on ____? 
a. 1st August
b. 10th July
c. 11th August
d. 10th August

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