The Next Generation Sustainable Fuel What is Bio Diesel?

The concept dates back to 1885 when Dr. Rudolf Diesel built the first diesel engine with the full intention of running it on vegetative source.

He first displayed his engine at the Paris show of 1900 and astounded everyone when he ran the patented engine on any hydrocarbon fuel available - which included gasoline and peanut oil. In 1912 he stated " … the use of vegetable oils for engine fuels may seem insignificant today. But such oils may in the course of time become as important as petroleum and the coal tar products of present time."

Scientists discovered that the viscosity (thickness) of vegetable oils could be reduced in a simple chemical process In 1970 and that it could work well as diesel fuel in modern engine.


This fuel is called BIO- DIESEL

  • Since than the technical developments have largely been completed. Plant oil is highly valued as Bio fuel "Diesel" and transformed into BIO DIESEL in most industrialised

  • What is Bio-Ethanol?

    • “Ethyl alcohol will be ‘the fuel of the future”. The fuel of the future is going to come from fruit that sumach out by the road or from apples, weed, and sawdust – almost anything…” “There is fuel in every bit of vegetable matter that can be fermented. There’s enough alcohol in one year’s yield of an acre of potatoes to drive the machinery to cultivate the fields for a hundred years.”

      Henry Ford                           New York Times, 1825