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Hulikkal launches its electric bikes in Mangaluru

According to reports, Lithium Ion battery-powered electric bicycles made foray into Mangaluru market on Saturday with Comibatore-based Hulikkal Electro India Pvt., Ltd., launching them at Hams Mart at City Central Mall on K.S. Rao Road here. While these e-bikes come in six different models, all are priced at Rs. 34,900 with extra cost for accessories, like seat cover, set of six gears, rear disk brake etc. Their standard features include front disk brakes and rear V-brakes, front and back double ... Read More »

MPCCIA for subsidy to buy solar energy for cold storage units

According to reports, two days ahead of scheduled start of India Cold Chain Expo (ICE-2016) here, a Madhya Pradesh industry body today demanded the Centre to grant 35 per cent subsidy to buy solar energy system for running cold storage centres. “We want to run our cold storages by solar (green) energy. We demand that the government should provide us 35 per cent subsidy for purchase of solar power system to run our establishments,” MP Cold Chain Industry Association (MPCCIA) ... Read More »

Brewing at IIT-Kharagpur, future fuel from wastewater

According to reports, cars running on hydrogen fuel derived from industrial wastewater. Electricity generated from bio hydrogen lighting up homes.Sounds far-fetched? Not exactly, scientists at IIT-Kharagpur are already turning these next-gen ideas into reality. At a time when fossil fuel reserves are fast depleting and the focus is towards developing alternative energy sources, this is music to the government’s ears. The ministry of renewable energy is funding the entire project and has already published the pioneering research in its publication, ... Read More »

MoUs to set up five ethanol plants inked on last day of Petrotech 2016

According to reports, Praj Industries forged two MoUs with Indian Oil for a cost sharing agreement for development of Ligno-Cellulosic ethanol plants. A 100 KL/day second generation biomass-to-ethanol plant at Dahej, Gujarat, and another at Panipat, Haryana, will be realised from these MoUs. The Dahej plant is expected to yield around 3.3 crore litres of ethanol per year, while the Panipat plant will yield 3.20 crore litres of ethanol per year. BPCL and the Institute of Chemical Technology have forged an ... Read More »

Ola aiming at 1 million electronic cars fleet in India

According to reports, Ola cabs might be partnering with the Indian government and an electric car maker to introduce around a million electric cars, as the chairman of SoftBank Masayoshi Son said. SoftBank is an investor in Ola, India’s largest contender to global cab-hailing company Uber that operates within the country. Bullish on the electric vehicle sector in India, Son insisted that he was exploring investment opportunities in this space. The vehicles will be locally manufactured, in line with the ... Read More »

Waste to energy: Bengaluru gets Dutch help

According to reports, Karnataka state government signed an MoU on Monday with Netherlands’ government for a waste to energy technology which will be utilised to dispose Bengaluru filth. With an investment of Rs 470 crore, the waste to energy project will be utilised to dispose 600 metric tonnes of garbage generated in the city. At a meeting between Netherlands’ ambassador in India, Alphonsus Stoelinga, and chief minister Siddaramaiah, the waste to energy project was finalised. Speaking to the media, Siddaramaiah ... Read More »

Tesla’s India Gigafactory to depend on imported Lithium

According to reports, Tesla Motors Chief Executive and Product Architect Elon Musk’s plan to set up a Gigafactory in India should also factor in imports of Lithium, the rare metal used for making batteries to pack more power and longer duration in relative smaller boxes, say analysts. India does not have reserves of the rare metal needed for making lithium-ion batteries, critical for the country in its rural electrification programme using renewable energy sources like wind and solar. “From a ... Read More »

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