World Biofuel Day observed globally on 10 August
- 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.