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Category: Non-Conventional :: Biomass
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MoU signed to set up 60mn tonnes mega refinery project, land finalisation in two months 7.12.2016 Top Stories
Part of the MoU's signed was a partnership between Oil india Ltd and IIT, Guwahati for supporting Oil India's start up initiative
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11 MoUs Signed, Web Portals of 3 Start-Up Funds Launched, and Books and Knowledge Papers Released during PETROTECH 2016 7.12.2016 Govt of india: PIB
In the Petrotech-2016, on the last day today 11 memorandum of Understanding were signed, including a consortium agreement between IOCL, BPCL and HPCL
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Methanol, viable fuel of future 5.12.2016 Deccan Herald - Opinion
As an alternative transportation fuel to gasoline, methanol has the potential to curb the kind of concentrated air pollution event witnessed recently in New Delhi while drawing upon indigenous resources for its production. Methanol can be produced from a variety of feedstock, including crop residues and municipal solid waste, the burning of which contributed to the precipitous decline in air quality levels in the capital recently, as well as coal, India's key hydrocarbon reserve. It is not surprising, therefore, that the Union government has, of late, started talking about setting up a methanol economy on account of both air quality and energy security concerns. However, fostering widespread methanol is going to present challenges and the experiences of China and the United States may both prove instructive. Overall, the government would do well to initially focus on select markets to create a sustainable base for heightened methanol production in India. Though long seen as a clean burning alternative to ...
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On a green track 5.12.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The Swachh Rail-Swachh Bharat programme of the Indian Railways, under which 'greening' of the railway tracks is underway, is fast picking up steam. By 2019, two years ahead of the schedule, the Indian Railways is expected to finish fixing 1,40,000 green toilets, technically known as bio-toilets, in all its 55,000 coaches. This should put an end to the harmful practice of disposal of faecal waste on the railway track and convert the rail network across India into a zero- discharge zone. Bio-toilets are eco-friendly toilets that use a bacterial inoculum to convert human waste into biogas (methane) and odourless liquid (water). The gas is released into the environment, whereas the liquid is discharged after chlorination. While the former can also be used as a source of energy, the latter (treated water effluent) can be used for irrigation purposes. Environmental concerns The Indian Railways has the third largest rail network in the world transporting more than eight billion passengers in a year. Spread over ...
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Government urges OPEC to reconsider output cut decision 5.12.2016 New Kerala: Business India
Government urges OPEC to reconsider output cut decision
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Government urges OPEC to reconsider output cut decision 5.12.2016 All News-IANS Stories
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday urged OPEC countries to consider striking a balance between the interest of producers and consumers when deciding on output cuts.
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Government urges OPEC to reconsider output cut decision 5.12.2016 ET: Oil & Gas
At a meeting in Vienna last week, the 13-nation OPEC cartel decided to reduce its production by 1.2 million barrels a day, beginning January 1.
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Higher oil prices a risk to India's growth trajectory: Dharmendra Pradhan 5.12.2016 News
Benchmark Brent oil has rallied to USD 54.56 a barrel, the biggest weekly gain since 2009
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Text of speech of Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan during inauguration of PETROTECH-2016, Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi 5.12.2016 Govt of india: PIB
Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi; Chairman of Indian Oil & Petrotech
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Researchers in US develop process to make chemical p-xylene from biomass 1.12.2016 Latest News
New method, with 97 percent yield, uses biomass as the feedstock to make p-xylene, an important ingredient of common plastics that is currently produced from petroleum
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Efficient use of sunlight can better crop yields 28.11.2016 Zee News : Science and Technology
They say the findings observed in tobacco plants could potentially be used to increase the yield of food crops like wheat and rice.
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More efficient use of sunlight can improve crop yields 28.11.2016 All News-IANS Stories
Researchers in the US, led by one of Indian origin, have developed a genetic manipulation technique that results in more efficient use of sunlight in photosynthesis by plants. They say the findings observed in tobacco plants could potentially be ...
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More efficient use of sunlight can improve crop yields 28.11.2016 New Kerala: India News
More efficient use of sunlight can improve crop yields
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Bio-gas plant powers crematorium 25.11.2016 Hindu: Chennai
When more electricity is generated at the biomethanation plant, it will be used to power the street lights in the neighbourhood.
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Pollution from India, China reaches stratosphere, speeds up global warming 22.11.2016 All Current Affairs Stories
The rising warm air, in turn, sucks in cooler air from Indian Ocean, causing an earlier onset of monsoon
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84% of solar cells, modules imported from China in FY16 21.11.2016 News
As much as $1.96 billion worth of solar cells and modules were imported from China
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Less than one-fifth households covered 21.11.2016 The Assam Tribune
Less than one-fifth households covered
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Farm waste to grow mushrooms 21.11.2016 Hindu: News
Utilising crop residue to cultivate mushrooms is one of the viable alternatives to disposing farm waste, according to Meera Pandey, principal scientist, Mushroom Research Laboratory, IIHR.This, she sa...
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Don't burn paddy straw: IITians offer alternative 20.11.2016 deccanherald.com
At the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi in 2012, professors V K Vijay and Ram Chandra and doctoral fellow Abhinav Trivedi began to work towards developing technology to convert paddy straw into biogas. Farmers in Punjab and Haryana routinely burn paddy straw after they harvest their rice crop. The practice has been a main reason for Delhi's extreme level of pollution this year, like every year in the past 25 to 30 years, scientists say. V K Vijay, P M V Subbarao, Ram Chandra, Abhinav Trivedi, Bhaskar Jha and Vandit Vijay - all from IIT-Delhi - provided consultancy to a biogas plant in Punjab which uses the paddy stubble to produce one megawatt of electricity for 8 to 9 hours, which is equivalent to lighting five lakh CFL bulbs, says Trivedi. He says the facility in Fazilka district is the only biogas plant in Asia which runs exclusively on paddy straw on this scale. In 2012, Trivedi knew that the issue of pollution and its relation with the burning of stubble in states neighbouring Delhi was going to ...
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Set up biogas plants at residential, commercial units 19.11.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Set up biogas plants at residential, commercial units
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