Biofuel Information, Research & Demonstration Centre of the Dept. of Biotechnology, NMAMIT in association with the Rotary Club, Nitte and NSS unit, celebrated 'World Biofuel day' on 10th August 2020 at NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte by planting the saplings of a biofuel crop 'Simarouba'.
The event was inaugurated by Dr. Niranjan N Chiplunkar, Principal NMAMIT, Nitte. The Vice Principals Dr. I R Mithanthaya and Dr. Srinivasa Rao B R, Head of Biotechnology Department Dr. C. Vaman Rao, President of Rotary Club Nitte Mr. Suresh Shetty, NSS Coordinator Dr. Janardhana Nayak planted the saplings.
World Biofuel Day is celebrated annually on 10th August to commemorate the first usage of peanut oil (biofuel) in diesel engine, by Rudolf Diesel. This year, the Govt. of India has initiated several programs to promote biofuel, under the Atmanirbhar Bharat scheme.