India’s first BioJet-fuel powered fight took off on Monday, August 27, 2018. The test flight was operated between Dehradun to Delhi by SpiceJet aviation. This test flight was flagged off by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat from Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, and received by Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Suresh Prabhu, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Dharmendra Pradhan and Jayant Sinha at Delhi Airport. There were around 25 people in this 25 minutes long test flight which included officials from aviation regulatory and SpiceJet Crew.
The biojet-fuel is made up of oil extracted from Jatropa plant, agriculture residues, non edible oils and other bio-degradable material. Around 500 farmer families from Chattisgarh participated in the production of the non-refined biofuel.
India is now in the list of Bio fueled flight operators after America and Australia. BioJet-Fuel will cut the flight expence atleast 20%. The revolutionary step by aviation ministry will help in non-renewable fuel conservation.
Government to plan a policy for bio-jetfuel use in Aviation Industry
Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan recently tweeted about the policy-
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) August 27, 2018
The government is planning for an environment-friendly aviation action plan, soon. Civil Aviation Ministern Suresh Prabhu, ‘We want to increase the use of biofuel in the country so that there is the reduction in greenhouse gas emission and import of petroleum. We will make sure that more and more airlines start the uses of biofuel.’