My Eco Energy (MEE), a mumbai-based company involved in the production of green fuels, has launched their eco fuel named, Indizel in Karnataka. Indizel is a second generation bio-diesel product developed by My Eco Energy to be used in diesel-powered vehicles, and is claimed to be more efficient, less polluting and cheaper than the fossil-fuel based diesel currently available in the market.
My Eco Energy was formed in 2013 with the objective of creating an eco friendly fuel solution, and they have done so with the launch of Indizel. Indizel is India's only EURO-VI/BS-VI emission norms compliant fuel, with quality that exceeds the current BS-IV norms.
Indizel is a second-generation bio-diesel, which completely negates the disadvantages of the first-generation bio-diesel which included compatibility issues with most engines, and solidifying at low temperatures, thereby clogging the fuel injectors.
Apart from negating those disadvantages, the higher Cetane in Indizel content also results in higher fuel efficiency. Since Indizel meets BIS 1460 standards, it can be used in any existing car powered by an oil-burner, and since the sulphur content is lesser than 10ppm (fossil fuels contain more than 500ppm), it causes up to 80 percent lesser pollution.
My Eco Energy has also developed a smartphone application to help automate the sale of Indizel through their outlets. The app would allow customers to have 24/7 access to the fuel, as payments are made via the app, negating the requirement for a filling station attendant all the time. The app allows tracking of all Indizel purchases, and receipts for the same can be printed upon demand.
Indizel is produced from vegetable oil extracts and is currently manufactured in Singapore. The bio-diesel is then shipped to a few ports across India and is then dispensed to customers via retailers. Over the next few years though, a full-fledged refinery would be set up to help in the manufacture of Indizel.
Indizel has several other advantages, including the cost benefits given by Goods and Services Tax (GST). Since Indizel is a bio-fuel, it does not fall under the ambit of the petroleum industry, which has currently been excluded from GST. Hence, Indizel would always cost anywhere between Rs 5 to Rs 10 lesser than regular diesel.
Mr Santosh Verma, Co-founder, My Eco Energy said, "It is not only a better alternative to ordinary diesel but is economical and suitable for the vehicle as it offers better fuel efficiency, ensuring a smoother ride as better lubricity provides longer engine life."
Indizel is currently available only in Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Pune and Mumbai. With the launch earlier today, Indizel would soon be available in Bangalore too. MEE is targeting a minimum of 250 dealers across Karnataka over the next few years.
It is a well known fact that electric cars are the future, and fossil fuel-powered cars would be phased out. In the interim period between the start of the phasing out and finally stopping production of fossil fueled cars, fuels like Indizel would be the saving grace for owners of existing fossil fueled cars.
It currently seems like Indizel has only advantages to it, and absolutely no disadvantages. We will however soon be putting it to the test and comparing it with the regular diesel in a variety of conditions. Do watch out for our first fuel review coming soon. Till then, if you have already used Indizel, do let us know your experience in the comments below.