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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 »

Salem corporation to generate power from waste


According to reports, the city corporation proposed to generate power from solid waste a t a cost of Rs 90 lakh. Laying the foundation stone for the plant today, Mayor S Soundappan said a total of 300-350 ton of garbage was being collected in the city daily and 5,000 units of electricity could be produced using this. The plant would start functioning in six months, he said adding the power generated by it would be utilised to operate street lights ... Read More »

NDMC set to introduce new waste management system


According to reports, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will soon be bringing in an integrated waste management system through which garbage will be collected from doorsteps and disposed of in a scientific and mechanised manner, NDMC Chairman Jalaj Srivastava has said. “A provision of Rs 100.09 crore has been made for public health and sanitation services in 2014-15,” Srivastava said while referring to the plan to upgrade solid waste management in the NDMC area. “This will be done through an ... Read More »

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