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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 »

Rlys to formulate plan to save Rs 5000 cr on energy bill

According to reports, Railways will formulate a comprehensive energy efficiency plan to reduce energy bill by Rs 5000 cr in the next five years. “Energy bill is the second largest in railways after salary and pension. So we have to use the energy in a such a way so as to optimise the cost,” railway minister Suresh Prabhu said here on Friday. While the diesel bill is about Rs 22,000 cr, the electricity cost is about Rs 12,500 cr a ... Read More »

Gujarat’s baby step to tap geothermal energy bears fruit

According to reports,  as part of its explorations for geothermal energy, the Centre of Excellence in Geothermal Energy (CEGE) at the Gujarat-based Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) has found success by drilling the state’s first geothermal borewell in Ahmedabad. In common parlance, geothermal energy is about tapping the heat under the earth to generate electricity. It’s clean and sustainable. Resources of geothermal energy range from the shallow ground to hot water and hot rock found a few miles beneath the ... Read More »

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