According to reports, the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) has started using biodiesel, an eco-friendly fuel, for running some of its vehicles.
The Biofuel Information and Demonstration Centre, set up by the Karnataka State Biofuel Board with the support of National Institute of Engineering (NIE) on the NIE campus here, will provide biodiesel to the corporation.
It will be blended with diesel. NIE-CREST and Biofuel Information and Demonstration Centre jointly organised a function to launch the programme here on Monday. MCC Commissioner M.R. Ravi was present.
Mr. Ravi told The Hindu that the MCC had in its fleet nearly 300 vehicles. In the first phase, a few vehicles would run on biodiesel and the MCC was ready to buy biodiesel from the centre for its entire fleet.
“However, in accordance with the production capacity of the plant, we will run only a few vehicles on biodiesel and expand the programme in phases,” he said.
Observing that MCC was one of the few institutions adopting eco-friendly fuel to run its vehicles, Mr. Ravi said: “MCC will try its best to adopt measures towards protecting and preserving environment.”