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Vehicles run on recycled gutter oil in Shanghai

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

China's financial hub Shanghai, where recycled is used to power vehicles, will have nearly 200 offering combined with and diesel by the end of the year, local authorities said.

The is 5 per cent processed and 95 per cent diesel.

"Such is now available in 21 pilot in More than 2,000 vehicles are now using this kind of biodiesel everyday," said Xu Kunlin, of

He said there would be around 200 across the city providing biodiesel this year.

A total of 30,000 tonnes of gutter oil, the annual volume of gutter oil that produces, will all be recycled as biofuel, state-run agency reported.

Gutter oil is oil recycled from waste that is then used for cooking.

Biodiesel tanks and fillers can be identified in gas stations, which also supply diesel and petrol. The current price for the biodiesel is slightly cheaper than ordinary diesel, the report said.

The city's quality supervision departments said that based on their sampling inspections, all samples had met national standards.

Drivers have said there is no big difference between using biodiesel and diesel, the report said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 19:30 IST
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