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PTI ahmedabad India
Updated: 05-12-2018 22:41 IST

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay

Rupani Wednesday launched a mobile application for collection

of used cooking oil from restaurants and food processing units

and convert it into bio-fuel.

The app, named `RUCO' (repurpose used cooking oil) is

a joint initiative of the Biodiesel Association of India

(BDAI) and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India


Using this app, restaurants and food processing units

can request the pick-up of their used cooking oil, which would

then be supplied to bio-diesel manufacturers as raw material.

On the very first day of its launch, the application

received pick-up request of over 47,000 litres of used cooking

oil from various food processing units in Gujarat, said BDAI

president Sandeep Chaturvedi.

Besides Gujarat, the mobile app is also available in

Delhi NCR, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Rupani

expressed his government's resolve to increase the production

of bio-diesel using cooking oil.

"We are committed to promote this practice of

converting used cooking oil into bio-diesel. This process will

ensure that the used cooking oil does not enter the food chain

again. It will also help us save foreign exchange by reducing

import of crude oil," Rupani said.

The event was organised at Kankaria lake as part of

the Centre 'Swasth Bharat Yatra' campaign, aimed at creating

awareness about healthy eating and converting used cooking oil

into bio-fuel.

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