India should now focus on alternative biofuel technologies: Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that the country should now focus on using more of alternative biofuel technologies. Speaking at the virtual Annual Convention of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs said: “Industry has come to global standards on many regulatory fronts.” “As a […]

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Nine people trapped inside Srisailam Left Bank Hydel Power Station lost their lives

Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGENCO) on Friday informed that Nine people who were trapped inside the Srisailam Left Bank Hydel Power Station (SLBHP) of the Srisailam reservoir here in Telangana have lost their lives in the fire accident while three injured employees are getting treatment at the hospital. The deceased have been identified […]

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Construction of Arun-III hydropower project in Nepal on fast-track

The construction of Arun-III hydropower project in Nepal’s Sankhuwasabha district is on fast-track as five Indian banks and two Nepali banks have committed to lend debts for construction of the 900 MW mega power project. In February, Nabil Bank, which is one of the lenders for the project from Nepali side, signed a pact with […]

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Covid-19 PPE can turn into biofuel demonstrates Indian researchers

Plastic from used personal protective equipment (PPE) can and should be transformed into renewable liquid fuels, according to Indian researchers. The study, published in the journal Biofuels, suggested a strategy that could help to mitigate the problem of dumped PPE – currently being disposed of at unprecedented levels due to the current Covid-19 pandemic – […]

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GAIL to invest in start-ups operating in area of bio gas

GAIL India on Friday opened a fresh round for solicitation of investment proposals from start-ups operating in the area of compressed bio gas (CBG). The solicitation round is open till July 24. Start-ups operating in providing technology, planning to expand their existing CBG plants or planning to set-up new CBG plants can apply. GAIL had […]

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USAID, MNRE new partnership on clean energy, here is what you should know

In a step toward increasing the collaboration between US and India for clean energy development, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have announced the launch of a partnership between the USAID-supported South Asia Group for Energy (SAGE) and MNRE’s national technical institutions. Here we bring […]

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IIT Hyderabad uses artificial intelligence to study supply chain network of biofuels

Bio-derived fuels are gaining widespread attention among the scientific community across the world. The work on biofuels is in response to the global call for reducing carbon emissions associated with the use of fossil fuels. In India too, biofuels have caught the imagination of researchers. For instance, researchers of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) […]

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Agreement for 600 MW hydroelectric project in Bhutan signed

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday attended via video conference the signing ceremony of Concession Agreement for 600 MW Kholongchhu JV-Hydroelectric Project in Bhutan. Happy to join @FMBhutan & @BhutanMoea in witnessing the signing of Concession Agreement for the 600 MW Kholongchhu Hydroelectric Power Project for #CleanEnergy. Another example of the symbiotic cooperation between […]

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ANDRITZ wins contract of over Euro 50 million for hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir

ANDRITZ has bagged a contract worth over Euro 50 million from Chenab Valley Power Projects for supplying the complete electro-mechanical equipment for the run-of-the-river Kiru hydropower plant in Jammu & Kashmir. The 624 Megawatt project is located on the Chenab river in Kishtwar district. Chenab Valley Power Projects is a joint venture company between state-owned […]

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IIT-M researchers develop microwave process to make biofuel oils

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) on Monday said its researchers have developed a simple microwave process to produce biofuel oils. In a statement issued here the IITM said the biofuel oils with high energy values were produced from two waste products — agricultural waste such as rice straw and bagasse and discarded plastics. […]

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