Institute of Petroleum (IIP), Dehradun has successfully completed a pilot test
to convert used cooking oil into bio-aviation turbine fuel (Bio-ATF) or bio-jet
is a biofuel used for aircraft. It can be blended with conventional ATF and
used as aircraft fuel. Biofuel that can be used as jet-fuel can be prepared
using animal fat, vegetable oil and agricultural waste.
a fuel that is produced from biomass—i.e. plant or algae material or animal
waste. It is considered to be a source of renewable energy, unlike fossil fuels
such as petroleum, coal, and natural gas.
attempt to convert cooking oil into Bio-ATF is in coherence with the Food
Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)’s Repurpose Cooking Oil (RUCO)
initiative. The initiative seeks to collect and convert used cooking oil into
SpiceJet had operated a Bombardier Q-400 aircraft powered by a blend of bio-jet
fuel and conventional ATF on a flight between Dehradun and Delhi. This
was India’s first ever bio-jet fuel flight. The SpiceJet flight used jatropha plant.