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Transportationwith Biofuels
An Indian Case Study
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Mohit Bansal
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2009ME10593
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YearDiesel30 % (MillionTonnes)
 
Biodiesel20% (MillionTonnes)
 
Landrequirement forBiodiesel(Million hectares)
 
2011
 
48.73
 
9.75
 
8.15
 
2021
 
81.60
 
16.32
 
13.65
 
2031
 
142.66
 
28.53
 
23.86
 
Per hectare yield of biodiesel 1.196 tonne
 
Per hectare yield of jatropha seeds
 
4555kg
 
Quantity of jatropha seeds required for onelitre of biodiesel
 
3.28 kg
 
One kg of biodiesel
 
1.2486 litres of biodiesel
 
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Wastelands in IndiaMillionhectares
 
1
 
Gullied and/or Ravenous land*1.90
 
2
 
Land with or without scrub*18.79
 
3
 
Waterlogged and Marshy land
 
0.97
 
4
 
Land affected by Salinity/Alkalinity
 
1.20
 
5
 
Shifting cultivation*1.88
 
6
 
Under-utilised/Degraded Notified Forestland*12.66
 
7
 
Degraded pastures/grazing land*1.93
 
8
 
Degraded land under plantation crops*0.21
 
9
 
Sands (riverine/coastal/desert)
 
3.40
 
10
 
Mining and Industrial Wasteland
 
0.20
 
11
 
Barren rocky area
 
5.77
 
12
 
Steep sloping areas
 
0.91
 
13
 
Snow covered and/or Glacial area
 
5.43
 
Total wastelands
 
55.27
 
Wastelands suitable for jatropha cultivation
 
37.38*
 
Notes: The categories with asterisk sign above are suitable for jatrophacultivation in India.
 
Source: Department of Land Resources, 2005; GOI, 2005 and TERI,2005 cited in Biswas, Pohit and Kumar (2010)

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