Maruti Suzuki, a leading automobile manufacturer in India has recently made significant strides in developing eco-friendly transportation solutions. Maruti has introduced the WagonR CBG a model that runs on Compressed Bio Gas (CBG). This is a sustainable alternative to conventional petrol and diesel.
This initiative aligns with global efforts to reduce air pollution and dependence on fossil fuels. Cow dung, widely available across India and many South-East Asian countries now has been traditionally used as a fuel source for various purposes.
Maruti Suzuki has innovatively adapted this conventional resource to power automobiles. The availability of cow dung in every city and village makes it a viable and accessible option for fuel production.
The use of petrol and diesel as primary fuel sources contributes significantly to air pollution. Recognizing the urgent need for sustainable alternatives all the researchers globally have been exploring various options. Maruti Suzuki’s initiative to use CBG and derived from cow dung and other organic wastes.
The Advent of Compressed Bio Gas (CBG)
CBG, similar to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), is produced by decomposing organic materials such as cow dung, agricultural waste, sewage, and municipal waste. This process of conversion not only provides a clean fuel alternative but also helps in managing organic waste effectively.
Maruti Suzuki’s WagonR CBG Initiative
Maruti Suzuki has been working on the CBG edition of the WagonR since 2022. Demonstrating its commitment to sustainable practices. Company introduced a flex-fuel prototype of the WagonR in December 2022. This prototype was capable of running on E20 fuel, blending 20% ethanol with petrol.