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India's next crude oil import saving plan, served from kitchen

Govt considering proposal to allow conversion of used cooking oil into biodiesel

Shine Jacob & Shreya Jai  |  New Delhi 

Soon, waste vegetable oil from McDonald’s, Subway, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Haldiram’s could power your diesel car. If the Narendra Modi-led government has its way, deep fryer oil will be converted into biodiesel.

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has asked the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to come up with regulations on chip oil. “We will rope in big food chains to collect used cooking oil. A preliminary discussion with stakeholders in this industry was done earlier,” said a senior official from MNRE. The final policy would be ...

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First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 00:55 IST
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