14:19 | 18.04.2011
Research and Markets: An Essential 2011 Report Analyzing the Biofuel Industry in India

Research and Markets (
has announced the addition of the “Analyzing
the Biofuel Industry in India” report to their offering.

Biodiesel is a hot topic internationally as well as in India. Since the
beginning of the 2000s, the Government of India and, to a greater
extent, various state governments have promoted the production and
consumption of biodiesel. Proponents of biodiesel point to the potential
of oilseeds as a substitute for fossil fuels, underlining their ability
to reduce India’s energy dependency and bring down greenhouse gas
emissions. They also highlight opportunities for greening the
countryside and creating rural employment and income.

Critics claim that production of biodiesel will lead to food scarcity
and seizure of common lands by corporate investors, putting livelihoods
at risk. Some also question whether the life-cycle carbon balance, that
is, the net carbon effect, taking inputs, transports and other side
effects into account, is really positive.

Concrete policies with regard to biodiesel exist on the Union as well as
on the state level. In September 2008, the Government of India adopted a
National Biofuels Policy which aims at substituting 20% of transport
diesel by 2017. This policy establishes demand-side incentives aimed at
increasing the blending of biofuels, emphasizes the need for more and
better coordinated research. It also pushes the government to encourage
research and development, while aiding plantations, processing and
production technologies including cellulosic biofuels.

To combat the rise in food prices debate, India also plans to give
preference to homegrown biodiesels, mandating they come from non-edible
oil seeds and be grown on waste, degraded or marginal lands. Biodiesel
crops will not be allowed to grow on fertile, irrigated land, and the
government plans to ban the import of free fatty acids, such as palm oil.

Additionally, a large number of centrally-sponsored schemes are used to
promote biodiesel plantations. Several states have furthermore adopted
more or less coherent biodiesel policy packages of their own.

There is a lot happening in the field of biofuels in India, and to
capture these, Aruvian’s R’search brings you the complete guide to the
Indian Biofuels Industry – Analyzing
the Biofuel Industry in India.

The report begins with an analysis of the basic know-hows one needs to
be familiar with before starting on the fascinating journey of
discovering the biofuels industry in India. The economics of biofuels,
issues facing the industry, regulatory barriers as well as incentives,
technologies involved, major types of biofuels, and many other topics
are discussed in depth at the starting of the report.
Key Topics Covered:
Section 1: Understanding Biofuels

Section 2: Looking at India’s Energy Industry

Section 3: Analyzing India’s Biofuel Industry

Section 4: Conclusion

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