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BioDiesel Marketing

Government Policy does not allow blending of BioDiesel with Diesel by owners of Petrol Pumps. Hence it is sold as 100% BioDiesel at some Petrol Pumps. Nobody wants to buy it and blend it themselves. Car and Truck users are reluctant to use it as it is a new fuel. Till Diesel is readily available, Car and Truck users will hesitate to use it. With falling Diesel prices, BioDiesel will be loss 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

  • Procurement of BioDiesel in Tanker Loads from manufacturers is very easy, as compared to buying Diesel from Petroleum Oil Marketing Companies.

  • BioDiesel is burnt in DG Sets at higher temperature. Hence its viscosity is comparable to diesel.

  • DG Set is a stationary engine. Hence, any problem can be attended to at site.

  • It is not adulterated with Kerosine or Naphtha.

  • You do not need to visit Petrol Pumps for supply of Diesel and Beg for supply of Diesel Oil.

  • BioDiesel manufacturers are more co-operative than Oil companies.

New entrepreneurs can start BioDiesel Marketing Business with Dealership from suppliers of BioDiesel. Some of them are

  1. Mr. Virendra Somaiya, Director, Global Mercantile Enterprises FZC, POBox 9042, Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Phone: 9714 3316183, 97155 8132372, 97150 8662211, Skype: rishisomaiya1, merikininternational@yahoo.com
  2. Mint BioFuels Ltd., 1073/1,2,3, Mutha Road, Pirangut, Pune, 412 111. www.mintbiofuels.com.

  3. Southern Biotech Limited, Saifabad, Hyderabad. www.sol.net.in.

  4. Shree Padma Bio Fuels, Umbergaon, Gujarat.

  5. Naturol BioEnergy Limited, Plot No#1056/1, Road No# 45, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad - 500 033, Factory : Phase III, Industrial Park, Vakalapudi, Kakinada - 533 005. .

  6. Royal Energy Limited, New Era Mills Compound, Mogal Lane, Matunga (W), Mumbai- 400016., .

  7. Costal Energy Limited, IVth Block, 5th Floor, #4, Chowringhee Lane, Kolkata.
  8. Emami Group of Companies, 18, R.N.Mukharjee Road, Kolkatta, 700 001.

  9. Universal BioFuels Private Limited, Flat No 202, Door No 6-3-663/E, Diamond House, Behind Topaz Building, Punjagutta, Hyderabad, 500 082,

  10. Nova BioFuels, Vishnu Carpet Building, Behind ICICI Bank, G.T. Road, Panipat, 132 103,

All these plants have large capacities. However, many of 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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