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Mailhem Ikos Environment to Tap Waste for Energy in India


Mailhem Engineers, an Indian waste management and renewable energy company, and Lhotellier Ikos, a French-based 200 m € group specialising in infrastructure and renewable energy as well as in water management and treatment, announced the joint venture to provide waste to energy solutions for India – Mailhem Ikos Environment Private Limited.  With the growing concerns of energy and waste management in India, Mailhem Ikos will be able to provide centralized solutions for waste management. Furthermore, the solutions will enable close ... 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 »

Indian government to use Maruti Suzuki Swift hybrid


According to reports, there is no doubt that the future will see number of electric vehicles on road increase as compared to vehicles powered by petrol or diesel. Governments around the world are promoting the use of such vehicles in order to reduce pollution and injecting other harmful gasses into our atmosphere. As part of a pilot project, India’s largest car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki will provide hybrid variants of their Swift hatchback to Indian government. Seen at the 2014 Delhi ... Read More »

ACC plans waste-heat recovery system at four plants


According to reports, after commissioning its first waste-heat recovery plant at Gagal in Himachal Pradesh, ACC plans to replicate the success at its cement plants in Wadi (Karnataka), Jamul (Chhattisgarh), Kymore (Madhya Pradesh) and Chanda (Maharashtra) with an investment of about ₹360 crore. The Gagal heat recovery plant, which produces 7.5 MW, achieved stabilisation last week. It is expected to reduce over 44,000 tonnes of carbon-dioxide emission a year. Gagal, faces shortage of power during winter, as hydro-power plants taper ... Read More »

Intelligent Energy inks major deal to power up India’s telecoms network


According to reports, British fuel cell developer Intelligent Energy has signed a second major deal that aims to bring clean and reliable power to India’s fast expanding mobile phone network. The UK-based company yesterday confirmed a 15-year deal to provide its stationary hydrogen-powered fuel cells as back-up power support for Microqual’s mobile network and wireless broadband base stations. The fuel cells will be installed as a clean, efficient and low cost alternative to the diesel generators that are commonly used ... Read More »

Engineering students make a single seater, solar powered vehicle


According to reports, a group of 20-year-old students residing in Thane and Kalyan, along with their classmates at Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla have come up with a solar power based single seater vehicle. It has a speed of around 40kmph and on a single charge it covers a distance of about 50kms. Proud of their project, the college held a grand inauguration on March 19. Residents of Thane, Shruti Loknathan, Vishnu Narayanan and Thomas Chacko along with Joanna ... Read More »

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