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Scientists tie up with IndiGo to deploy homegrown fuel; CSIR faces obstacles

The institute has partnered with IndiGo, an Indian airline, to deploy its own indigenous fuel, but its researchers confront numerous obstacles.

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Scientists from the Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), a laboratory under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), are collaborating with multiple companies like Boeing to gain international certification for their biofuel, which is generated from waste cooking oil and unconsumed seeds from plants like Pongamia and Jatropha.

India is attempting to disrupt the $155 billion global biofuel market with this project as it tries to deploy its homegrown fuel.

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