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Indian Navy and IOCL launch special fuel with reduced carbon footprints

Indian Navy along with the Indian Oil Corporation has succeeded in bringing down its carbon footprint by revising the fuel quality standards. The standards achieved are better than those under the international regulations thus helping in supporting country’s international logistics agreements as well.

A revised technical specification was arrived at consisting of 22 test parameters including critical parameters cetane number, flash point, sulphur content, sediment content, oxidation stability and Cold Filter Plugging Point (CFPP).

The Indian Navy’s present force level comprises about 140 ships and submarines and more than 200 aircraft safeguarding a large coastline of 7516 Kms with 1197 offshore islands and 2.01 million sq kms of Exclusive Economic Zone.