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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 »

Madurai students develop solar hybrid bike


According to reports, from simplifying tasks in fields such as agriculture to improving infrastructure to cost-efficient models, students of engineering colleges in and around the city are developing innovative projects, justifying the growing need for application-oriented studies. A Solar-Assisted Hybrid Bike developed by Mechanical Engineering students from Kamaraj College of Engineering is one such shining example. The students, K. Abdur Rahmaan Siddik, P. Saran Raj and M. Bharathi Raja, developed the model on a second-hand motorbike with the assistance of ... Read More »

Electric van rickshaws mooted to replace polluting ones


According to reports, the climate adaptation wing of WWF-India is currently working on a pilot project to transform van rickshaws, a highly polluting and illegal commuter and goods carrier popularly used in semi-urban and rural Bengal, into an environment-friendly and legitimate mode of transport. “We are working towards a viable alternative to the mechanized van rickshaws that currently run on diesel and kerosene and are extremely polluting. Battery operated electric van rickshaws have already undergone road trials for a year. ... 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 »

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