- Saumitra’s report touched on – Bharat norms (next stage implementation), Taxation issues & Alternative fuels. Let’s study a few of the fuels.
- Methanol – is readily biodegradable, can be used directly or by blending with petrol, is already used in racing cars of China.
- Ethanol – burns cleaner and burns more completely than petrol, is an organic solvent, can be derived from Sugar cane juice and molasses.
- Hydrogen Fuel – Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)’s Green Initiatives for Future Transport (GIFT). It has vision-2020 for Hydrogen.
Discuss: Ethanol as a fuel is an interesting case study in Brazil. Also, while we are at it – do revise the 4 categories of bio-fuels and their differences.