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10th August Observed as World Biofuel Day

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
10th August Observed as World Biofuel Day 10th August Observed as World Biofuel Day Reviewed by Neha Verma on August 10, 2019 Rating: 5

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