6 Februar 2004

DaimlerChrysler starts biodiesel in India

DaimlerChrysler announced in November at the 3rd Environmental Forum in Magdeburg Germany a new public-private partnership project in order to produce in India environmentally friendly Biodiesel, which can be used in Mercedes-vehicles.

The objectives are to test Biodiesel produced from Jatropha plant’s oil, which can be grown on poor and erosion endangered soils, and the application of that type of Biodiesel in Diesel engines. During the intended 5-years period, the extent of greenhouse gas reduction, the value of side products and the impact onto the regional economic conditions are going to be evaluated in addition to the technical feasibility of Biodiesel.

The project is supported by the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), a German university and the Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute in India.

(Vgl. Meldung vom 2003-11-19.)

Source: www.oleoline.com vom 2004-02.06.

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