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Bio-waste Plant Set up by Thrissur Corp


According to reports, the first biodegradable waste processing plant using organic waste converter technology in the state was set up by the Thrissur Corporation as part of its ‘Decentralised waste management’ project, at the Sakthan Thampuran market in May 2013. The city corporation set up the organic waste converter at the Sakthan market,the place that produces a major share of the waste in the corporation limit. The waste converter, set up at a cost of `98 lakh on 30 cents ... Read More »

Energy efficiency will be a key differentiator in chemical industry: HRS


According to reports,  HRS Process Systems Ltd. (HRS), a part of the UK-based HRS Group and a provider of heat exchangers and process equipment, energy efficiency will be a key differentiator for the chemical industry, one of the leading consumers of energy in the country. “In recent times, the chemical industry in India has seen reasonable traction; however, specialty chemicals & additives could present the next big growth opportunity in India where currently the consumption and awareness is low as compared to other ... Read More »

Boost for electric and hybrid cars with Rs 1.5 Lakh subsidy; Tata Motors, M&M to gain


According to reports, electric/hybrid cars (XeVs) and two-wheelers could become attractive options for the Indian buyer, with the Centre planning to offer fairly large subsidies ranging from Rs 8,000 up to R12 lakh, reports Roudra Bhattacharya in New Delhi. The ministry of heavy industries and the auto industry have now agreed on the subsidy ceiling for XeVs with a view to pushing demand for the nascent segment. They hope this will result in a manufacturing and research base for vehicles ... Read More »

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 »

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