World Biofuel Day observed globally on 10 August

Highlights:

  • World Biofuel Day is commemorated on 10 August every year to raise awareness about the use of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels.
  • During this day, the government and private organisations come together to spread awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as a different source of energy.
  • August 10 was chosen as World Biofuel Day since it was on this date in 1893 that German inventor Sir Rudolf Diesel successfully ran his diesel engine on peanut oil.
  • This was a path-breaking discovery as it created a safer, renewable and sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.