Nov. 30, 2021

Indian Bio-Jet Fuel Technology Receives Formal Military Certification.


  • CSIR-IIP Dehradun’s home-grown technology to produce bio-jet fuel has been formally approved for use on military aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

  • This certification represents India’s growing confidence in aviation biofuel sector.

  • The technology, developed by the Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR-IIP), a constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, has undergone evaluation tests and trials over the last three years.

  • Earlier on 26 January 2019, an AN-32 aircraft, filled with blended bio-jet fuel, had flown over Raj Path at New Delhi during the Republic Day celebrations.

  • The fuel was also used on a civil, commercial demonstration flight operated by SpiceJet on 27 Aug 2018 from Dehradun to Delhi.

Source : PIB