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    American Company leases 5000 Acres of land in Tamilnadu for Biomass Plantation

    Indian companies have been acquiring land parcels for various agricultural and energy plantation activities in numerous countries in SE Asia, Africa and of late Latin America citing difficulty and procedural challenges in acquiring such vast tracts of land. Seems like a Florida based American company Clenergen has been able to do just that by acquiring 5000 acres on a long lease for a 32 MW project. With this they should be able to  meet their entire biomass feedstock and hence ... Read More »

    World’s Biggest Carbon Credit Project: “Bachat Lamp Yojna”

    India should be proud to have bagged the world’s largest carbon credit project. The most innovative feature of this project is in bringing down the cost of CFL to Rs. 15. The size of the project is something that we should be proud of given that it is intended to save more than 40 million tonnes of carbon annually and the second largest project is only about 1.5 million tonnes. CFL bulb scheme will be world’s biggest carbon credit project ... Read More »

    Offshore wind farm in India…when?

    With the first offshore wind farm in the US getting approved off the coast of Massachusetts after a lot of opposition and legal challenges wonder if offshore wind farms will become a reality in India and if a policy for the same has been devised. First offshore US wind farm in Massachusetts 01 de mayo de 2010 AWEA applauds Secretary Salazar for approving the Cape Wind project. Such forward-thinking decisions are necessary for the U.S. to realize the many environmental ... Read More »

    Praj Industries wins The Cleantech Group’s “Cleantech Emerging Enterprises of the Year”- India

    Praj Industries that started out  doing zero-pollution system for treatment of distillery effluents  moved into Brewery industry for engineering and equipment for beer production. Subsequently with Ethanol gaining prominence in the Cleantech space they moved into  the Ethanol industry. Praj was a major sponsor to a number of world wide conferences on Ethanol  between 2004-06. Leading clean tech investor Vinod Khosla invested in the company in 2006. OWEC Tower, Praj Industries take top honours in Paris ….. At the close ... Read More »

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