World Biofuel Day

August 10 is marked as the World Biofuel Day in honour of Sir Rudolf Diesel, the inventor of the diesel engine. On August 9, 1893, Sir Diesel successfully operated a mechanical engine powered by peanut oil, paving the way towards the possibility of biofuel as the future of energy sector.
The theme for 2021 is “promotion of biofuels for a better environment”. The main focus is on optimal use of biofuel to minimising their adverse effects on the environment. It also creates awareness about biofuels as an effective replacement for conventional fuels.

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