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TNAU signs MOU with Chennai-based renewable energy firm

According to reports, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University today entered into a MOU with Chennai-based Orient Green Power Company Ltd, a leading renewable energy power producer, for the benefit of students. Under the MOU, there would be research collaboration between the two, which will also offer research fellowship for the M.Tech/Phd in Bioenergy Students to work on problems being faced by the industry, a TNAU release said here. The company will offer industrial internship to the B.Tech (EEE) students of Agricultural ... Read More »

India’s forgotten energy resource

According to reports, in setting aspirational targets for India, successive governments must recognise that adequate availability of land, water and energy is critical to their realisation, even when other financial, non-financial and human resources are available. India’s share in global energy consumption remains abysmally low. Its share in global primary commercial energy consumption (comprising commercially traded fuels and modern renewables used to generate electricity) was under 1.9 per cent in 1985. China accounted for 7.5 per cent of the then ... Read More »

Biogas Potential in India

According to reports, Biogas is a form of renewable energy produced from organic matter through a biological process. It is typically derived from anaerobic digestion or fermentation processes and can be produced from a diverse range of organic feedstocks including biomass, sewage, agricultural waste, certain industrial wastes (e.g. from the food & beverage manufacturing sector) and municipal waste. Renewable energy from biomass is one of the most efficient and effective options among the various other alternative sources of energy currently ... Read More »

Call for utilising India’s renewable energy sources

According to reports, Y.B. Ramakrishna, member of the Task Force on Renewable Energy, said that proper tapping of renewable energy sources could save the money spent for importing crude oil and reduce the dependence on the import of crude oil to meet the country’s fuel requirements. Speaking at a function to mark the inauguration of the Centre for Information and Demonstration of Biofuel Production and Research at the main campus of the Central University of Karnataka here on Wednesday, Prof. ... Read More »

India focused on generation of solar, wind and biomass energy: PM

According to reports, the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today said, India, which has had a long tradition of living in harmony with nature, should lead the global fight against climate change. Inaugurating the conference of state environment and forest ministers in New Delhi today, the Narendra Modi expressed disappointment that India’s culture of respecting and loving nature has not been sufficiently projected on the global arena, and the country is occasionally perceived to be a barrier in the global fight ... Read More »

Kindling the biomass flame

According to reports, during the recession in 2008, Nashik-based metal fabrication firm Swami Samarth Enterprises found itself in the doldrums. Its order book shrank with its revenues, down from ₹50 lakh a month to ₹3 lakh. Just as hope was dying out for the firm, a customer approached the owner, Soumitra Kulkarni, with an order for 100 coal-based stoves. He paid an advance of ₹10,000, but didn’t come back to collect the manufactured stoves. Weeks later, when Kulkarni tracked him ... Read More »

Orient Green gains on synchronizing 20 MW cogeneration plant at Kolhapur

According to reports, Orient Green Power Company is currently trading at Rs. 15.30, up by 0.20 points or 1.32 % from its previous closing of Rs. 15.10 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs. 15.50 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 15.50 and Rs. 15.05 respectively. So far 45845 shares were traded on the counter. The BSE group ‘B’ stock of face value Rs. 10 has touched a 52 week high of Rs. 20.10 on 20-Jan-2015 ... Read More »

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