INDIZEL; Engineered to be India’s preferred choice of Automotive Biofuel
March, 2018: India, today has the second largest road network across the world, pegged at approximately 4.7 mn km. This road network transports more than 60 % of all goods in the country and 85 % of India’s total passenger traffic. Cars, buses and trucks are major contributors to road transportation, which has gradually increased over the years with the improvement in connectivity between cities, towns and villages. And ever since its discovery in 1892 and all-round availability, diesel fuel over the years became the main backbone of the Indian road transport ecosystem.
However,widespread consumption of diesel fuel also brought alarming facts to the fore,which the country and its people were completely unaware of. In all this, although vehicle enginesreceived upgradations and got empowered, diesel remained what it was at itsinception stage. This started taking a toll on the overall performance of the diesel runengines on road. Less torque and power characterized difficulties in accelerating upwardswhile on the steep landscapes. Extreme temperatures, especially insub-zeroclimates, diesel stumped and started rendering ignition problems. People at large started facinginconvenience with their diesel run vehicles while on road. Higher running costs with heavymaintenance bills started eating into their pockets.
And addingfurther to the woes, in the last decade, diesel emerged as a massivepollutant for the environment with high sulphur, hydrocarbon and NOx emissions,thus throwing the health & environmental ecosystem of this country offbalance. The situation became such that the air quality in most Indian cities thatmonitor outdoor air pollution failed to meet WHO guidelines for safe levels andamong the world’s20 most polluted cities in the world, 13 figured in India.
As animmediate corrective step, the Government undertook a preponement drive, makingway for vehicle emission standard transition to BS VI in 2018 for Delhi NCR andfor the rest of the country by 2020. And while at it, it also becameincreasing clear that diesel and other fossil fuels are limited and the onesexisting can sustain only for a few hundred years. The threat would only keepincreasing, unless there arises alternative fuels, which are renewable andare not hazardous to the environment. However, in India, the conceptof green fuel continued to remain highly futuristic in nature forlong until a government directive, encouraging people towards it.
Currentlythe only bio-automotivediesel fuel in India, Indizel, is a non-petroleum based renewable superiorfuel, that enables low emission and also goes a long way in ensuringsustainable energy. It meets European (EN 590:2013), and BIS (IS 1460) Bharat stage VI strictest fuelquality requirements collating with World Wide Fuel Charter (WWFC– Worldwide Fuel Charter) category 4 diesel fuelrequirements. Perfected and engineered to suit all diesel engine types, Indizel ismeant to awe the country by being seamlessly switchable & can replacediesel in all diesel engines without any engine modification, thus saving costand effort. Being reverse compatible with diesel in any proportion, Indizel can beeasily filled and reversed back too.
Being Euro 6emission norms compliant, Indizel is the most green and efficient biofuelintroduced in the Indian Market and is fully compatible with existing fuelinfrastructure, distribution systems and engines. A fuel with higher cetanenumber (>55WWFC & EN-590: 2013 Standards) as compared to other diesel fuels,Indizel guarantees faster ignition, higher pick up than diesel, great torqueand power, increased mileage per litre and lesser noise while on the drive. With a lower cold filter pluggingpoint (