General Motors invests USD 5 lakh for bio-fuels development

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Talegaon, Pune, Sep 2 (UNI) Auto Major General Motors (GM) has invested USD five lakh for development of bio-fuels, following an agreement with the Gujarat-based Centre for Salt and Marine Research Institute.

GM Asia Pacific Presdient, Nick Reilly today said that a two-acre plot had been earmarked for Jatropha plantation at the facility. The trials of the bio-fuels had already begun on six cars, mostly Corsa, with 12,000 litres of the bio-fuel. The fuel can be tried on any volume of vehicles, he said.

In the third phase of development, around 80 hectares of land in Gujarat has been earmarked for cultivation. ''While, we are seriously looking into alternatives to the fossil fuels for commercial use here we need to have a supporting infrastructure that is the main stumbling block,'' he said.

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