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Orient Green Power gains after board OKs selling biomass unit

According to reports, Orient Green Power Company rose 2.15% to Rs 10 at 11:01 IST on BSE after the company said its board has approved selling the 10 megawatts biomass unit in Tamil Nadu to one of the wholly-owned subsidiaries. The company made the announcement during trading hours today, 7 April 2014. Meanwhile, the BSE Sensex was down 92.52 points, or 0.41%, to 22266.98. On BSE, so far 8,004 shares were traded in the counter, compared with an average volume ... Read More »

Kolkata Municipal Corporation waste disposal system to go hi-tech


According to reports, Kolkata Municipal Corporation authorities will write to the state Housing & Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) to give an additional 10 acres adjacent to a 20 acre plot in action area III of Rajarhat-New Town for construction of Eastern India’s most modern sanitary landfill for garbage disposal. Unable to build a second garbage disposal ground at Dhapa for want of space, the KMC had asked for the 20 acre land from HIDCO for construction of the second dumping ... Read More »

Rs.5.5 crore for biogas plants in schools in Kerala


According to reports, the State government has allocated Rs.5.55 crore for the installation of biogas plants in schools to ensure cheap fuel for preparation of mid-day meals and food self-sufficiency. As per an order issued by the Agriculture Department issued recently, 3,825 biogas plants will be installed in primary, upper primary, and high schools across the State, giving students an opportunity to access organically grown vegetables for their noon meal. Dividing the number of plants among the various schools, the ... Read More »

Bangalore restaurant’s to produce biogas from waste


According to reports, work will begin shortly on a huge plant that produces biogas from waste generated by the city’s restaurant industry. It is expected to be operational in a year and a half. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is expected to give its approval for the project, at Kannahalli on Magadi Road, in a day or two. Nobel Exchange Environment Solutions, which has set up a plant in Pune, is all set to work on the Bangalore ... Read More »

State-of-the-art bio-energy research centre dedicated to the nation


According to reports,  marking an important event in the development of technology for advanced biofuels in the country, the bio-energy research centre was dedicated to the nation by Prof. K Vijay Raghavan, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, in the presence of Mr. R S Butola, Chairman, Indian Oil and Functional Directors at the sprawling Research & Development Centre of Indian Oil located in Faridabad. Costing about Rs. 50 crore, this centre for advanced bio-energy research has been set up jointly by ... Read More »

Czech Republic, Punjab to explore energy, biomass tieups

According to reports, the Czech Republic’s ambassador to India, Miloslav Stasek, on Wednesday called on Punjab industries minister Madan Mohan Mittal and discussed various issues related to close cooperation in the sectors of renewable energy, biomass and water treatment. Stasek told Mittal a Czech delegation will visit Punjab in May to discuss the potential of establishing joint venture projects in these fields, a spokesman later said. The ambassador also said the Czech Republic was conducting research on making construction materials ... Read More »

Now, gas from vegetable waste!


According to reports, everyday the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) does the gargantuan task of mopping up around 4,000 metric tonnes of municipal solid waste generated by the city and transport it to the gigantic municipal dump yard at Jawaharnagar. Even though segregation of waste has been a non-starter, a few municipal officials have been taking the initiative to ‘manage’ the biodegradable waste. For instance, in Macha Bolarum area under Alwal circle, a unique ‘biomethation’ plant of converting vegetable waste ... Read More »

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