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Biofuel In India’s Cars and Planes? Hardeep Puri Explains

Biofuel In India’s Cars and Planes? Hardeep Puri Explains
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Biofuel In India’s Cars and Planes? Hardeep Puri Explains  NDTV

Biofuel In India’s Cars and Planes? Hardeep Puri Explains

New Delhi:

Bio-fuel mixes are being used across the world and there is no reason why a Japanese or German car running in Brazil would not run in India, as stated by Union Minister Hardeep Puri in an exclusive interview with NDTV. India has recently signed the Global Biofuels Alliance during the G20 Summit.

Mindset Problem Regarding Bio-fuel Percentage

Minister Puri addressed the concern raised by automakers regarding the 20% bio-fuel usage. He stated that this figure is a mindset problem and automakers claim that if the bio-fuel percentage is kept below 20%, car parts will not have to be changed. However, Minister Puri believes that this advice is self-serving and not accurate.

Engine Efficiency and Bio-fuels

Automakers have been warning people that large-scale bio-fuel usage will reduce engine efficiency. However, Minister Puri argues that bio-fuels are already being used in flexi-fuel engines worldwide. If a Japanese manufacturer can sell a flexi-fuel engine without any acceleration problems in Brazil, it stands to reason that it will also sell in India.

Transition to Bio Fuels and Agriculture

Minister Puri emphasizes that transitioning to bio fuels is beneficial for agriculture. He predicts that by 2040, fossil fuels will fade away and green hydrogen will take its place as the primary source of energy.

Biofuel Usage in Aviation

The use of biofuel in aviation has already begun. Brazil has successfully flown a plane using 100% ethanol, while in India, a Pune-Delhi Air Asia flight has been operated with 1% ethanol. Minister Puri explains that if 1% sustainable aviation fuel becomes mandatory, it would require 4 crore liters, benefiting 500,000 farmers.

SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

1. Which SDGs are addressed or connected to the issues highlighted in the article?

  • SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13: Climate Action
  • SDG 15: Life on Land

2. What specific targets under those SDGs can be identified based on the article’s content?

  • SDG 7.2: Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
  • SDG 9.4: Upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable.
  • SDG 13.2: Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning.
  • SDG 15.2: Promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests.

3. Are there any indicators mentioned or implied in the article that can be used to measure progress towards the identified targets?

Yes, there are indicators mentioned in the article that can be used to measure progress towards the identified targets. These include:

  • Percentage of bio-fuel mixes used in cars
  • Engine efficiency of cars using bio-fuels
  • Amount of sustainable aviation fuel used in airplanes
  • Number of farmers benefiting from bio-fuel production

4. Table: SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

SDGs Targets Indicators
SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy 7.2: Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. Percentage of bio-fuel mixes used in cars
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure 9.4: Upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable. Engine efficiency of cars using bio-fuels
SDG 13: Climate Action 13.2: Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning. Amount of sustainable aviation fuel used in airplanes
SDG 15: Life on Land 15.2: Promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests. Number of farmers benefiting from bio-fuel production

Note: The indicators listed in the table are based on the information provided in the article and may not represent the full range of indicators that can be used to measure progress towards the identified targets.

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Source: ndtv.com

 

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