Biofuel policy in India: A review of policy barriers in sustainable marketing of biofuel

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dc.contributor.author Saravanan, Azhaham Perumal
dc.contributor.author Mathimani, Thangavel
dc.contributor.author Deviram, Garlapati
dc.contributor.author Rajendran, Karthik
dc.contributor.author Pugazhendhi, Arivalagan
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-23T15:28:16Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-23T15:28:16Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-04
dc.identifier.citation Saravanan, A. P., Mathimani, T., Deviram, G., Rajendran, K. and Pugazhendhi, A. (2018) 'Biofuel policy in India: A review of policy barriers in sustainable marketing of biofuel', Journal of Cleaner Production, In Press, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.05.033 en
dc.identifier.volume 193
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 743
dc.identifier.endpage 59 en
dc.identifier.endpage 747
dc.identifier.issn 1570-0232
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6182
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.05.033
dc.description.abstract Global warming issue due to the combustion of fossil fuel pushes the world to produce renewable and environmental friendly energy from sustainable feedstock. There are several measures on different levels to reduce the global warming including clean energies from wind, solar, and biomass. There are different aspects in bringing these technologies into a reality including development of technology, economic feasibilities, environmental sustainability and finally, support from the government in the form of effective policies and public awareness. Adequate R&D efforts could overcome all the factors but only an effective policy could drive those efforts to reality. Therefore, in this connection this review initially addresses the present state of energy demand, progression of biofuel sources and the bottlenecks in microalgal biofuel production and commercialization. The biofuel policies are essential to change the world’s dependence on fossil fuels for a better tomorrow. Hence, this review addresses the salient features of National Biofuel policy of India that helps in regulating the biofuels production and their marketing. As a part of Policy implementation, government of India introduced several schemes and programs in last two-decades, which includes mandate blending of ethanol with gasoline, diesel with biodiesel, for the future clean energy vision, and incentivizing bio-based products/fuels. In addition, participation of both federal and state governments for clean energy initiatives, capital investments and tax credits were described in detail. Many policies lack easy outreach among public and industries, which needs marketing by the government that secures a clean energy future in India. Though India is in the process of evolution, it might be quite difficult to enact a dedicative legislation to deal with the challenges of biofuel marketing. Therefore, recent initiatives and scope were summarized in this review for future endeavors. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
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dc.rights © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Biodiesel en
dc.subject Energy demand en
dc.subject India en
dc.subject Microalgae en
dc.subject Biofuel Policy en
dc.subject Policy barriers en
dc.title Biofuel policy in India: A review of policy barriers in sustainable marketing of biofuel en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Karthik Rajendran, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: k.rajendran@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2020-05-04
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Cleaner Production, en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress k.rajendran@ucc.ie en


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