BALCO conducts trial for use of biodiesel in smelter operations

Vedanta's arm BALCO on Wednesday said, it has successfully conducted a pilot test for using biodiesel in smelter operations

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BALCO conducts trial for use of biodiesel in smelter operations

New Delhi: Vedanta’s arm Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd (BALCO) on Wednesday said, it has successfully conducted a trial for using biodiesel in smelter operations. In a pilot test, BALCO used biodiesel for preheating molten metal (aluminium) carrying vehicles called ‘ladles’. These ladles transfer the hot metal in its molten state from its potlines to cast houses.

Biodiesel is a form of fuel obtained from organic matter that, when burned, produces significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions.

The development assumes significance in the wake of its ambitious target to achieve net-zero carbon by 2050 or sooner.

(With PTI inputs)

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