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Government Policy now allows blending of BioDiesel with Diesel by owners of Petrol Pumps. Hence BioDiesel can be sold as 100% BioDiesel at some Petrol Pumps. Normal user do not want to buy BioDiesel and blend BioDiesel themselves. Some Car and Truck users are reluctant to use BioDiesel as it is a new fuel. Till such time as Diesel is readily available, Car and Truck users will hesitate to use 20% blend of BioDiesel. With rising Diesel prices, BioDiesel will be profit making business.
However BioDiesel is a favoured fuel by companies using Diesel for their Diesel Electricity Generating Sets (DG Sets). Current Trend is to use Biodiesel, as Fuel for Diesel Generating sets. The advantages are
These plants have large capacities. However, these plants are running at low capacities due to lack of feed stock. The supply from them may not be continuous.
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