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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

Hero Electric to ring in ‘first response vehicle’

According to reports, with its electric scooters business not doing too well, the Ludhiana-based company Hero Electric is planning to manufacture niche products to prop up sales. The company already makes high-end electric bicycles branded as A2B, which are exported to 22 countries including Europe, the UK and the US, priced around Rs 2 lakh. One … Continue reading

Mumbai’s ‘waste to energy’ project to generate 30 MW of power

According to reports, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) plans to generate 30 MW of power from its Rs 300-crore worth ‘waste to energy’ project. The contract for the ambitious project will be awarded to a consortium of Ramky Enviro Engineers and Chinese firm Chongqing Sanfeng Environmental Industry Group this week, MMRDA Commissioner U P S … 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

India represents only 8% rise in global energy-related carbon emission

According to reports, this is one battle where India has an upper hand over China. India was responsible for only eight per cent increase of the global energy-related carbon dioxide emission in 2000-10, while China represented 68 per cent, according to a Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) report. “Though India is better placed, it needs some real … Continue reading

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