Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 3, Pages: 302-307
D. Janagam, A. Saravana Kumar* and R. sathiya
Dept. of Economics, Periyar University, Salem–11, TN, India
The economic development of any developing country depends on its self-reliance in energy needs. The current energy requirement of the country necessitates search for alternative renewable resources also which are renewable safe and non-polluting. The souring of alternative renewable resources also gains to most priority in view of uncertain suppliers and frequent like in price of crude oil in the international market. In recent times, the world has been confronted with an energy crisis due to depletion of resources and increased environmental problems. The situation has led to the search for an alternative fuel, which should be not only sustainable but also environmental problems. The situation has led to the search for an alternative fuel, which should be not only sustainable but also environment friendly. This alternative diesel fuel can be termed as bio-diesel. This fuel is biodegradable and non-toxic and has low emission profiles as compared to petroleum diesel. This fuel is biodegradable and non-toxic and has low emission profiles as compared to petroleum diesel. The study based on secondary data and the study aimed to attempt the environmental impact of Biodiesel and the cost of cultivation for jatropha in Salem district Tamil Nadu.
Keywords: Bio-diesel, Jatropha, environmental impact, cost.
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