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Fuelling change

According to reports, state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has claimed a technological breakthrough that could be a game changer for advancing use of bio-diesel in the country and ensuring ready acceptance of the fuel by the automobile industry. IOC has stated that it has successfully developed and commercialised a technology to co-process non-edible vegetable oil in the … Continue reading

Mobile apps to monitor clean cookstoves adoption in India

According to reports, Qualcomm Incorporated has developed SootSwap, a mobile application for monitoring the adoption of clean cooking technologies, a company official said. Approximately three billion people depend on traditional cookstoves for their cooking needs. A study reveals that four million people die every year as a result of inhaling the smoke produced by cooking over … Continue reading

Where biogas emerges as alternative to LPG

According to reports, the steep hike in the price of LPG cylinder or its short supply does not seem to worry the 160-odd households of Komarapalayam near Sathyamangalam in Erode district. Nor is it a cause for concern for food contractor Rajendran at Sri Balasubramaniya Modern Rice Mill, Vellakinar Post in Coimbatore. While the women in … Continue reading

Clean power capacity races past 28,000 mw in 2012-13

According to reports, country’s grid-interactive renewable energy capacity addition crossed 28,000 mw in FY13 though the sector missed the target for the year due to drop in capacity addition in wind sector, a major driver in country’s clean energy capacity rise. Over the past three years, about 11,250 mw new renewable capacity has been added into … Continue reading

India targets 1900 MW capacity addition from biomass in 12’th plan period

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is promoting generation of power from biomass such as agricultural and agro-industrial residues and bagasse. A target of 1900 MW power which includes 1400 MW from bagasse cogeneration and 500 MW from other biomass has been fixed for the 12th Five Year Plan. The cost of generation of energy … Continue reading

Gujarat can generate 2000 MW power through biomass

According to reports, Gujarat has the potential to generate 2,000 MW power through biomass. If the state puts its wasteland to use power generation through biomass, generation can go up to 5,000 MW. This is what B C Jain, chairman and founder of Ankur Scientific Energy Technologies Private Limited, a leading biomass gasifier company, told mediapersons … Continue reading

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