User: berkan Topic: Energy
Category: Non-Conventional :: Biomass
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Smart innovations by IIT students now at a shop near you (Cached) 21.4.2014 Rediff: Business
Frugal but quality products are coming out of the country's premier engineering institute.
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Smart innovations by IITians now at shop near you (Cached) 20.4.2014 TOI: Home
Does the often time-consuming line up at pathological labs to collect your medical test reports disturb you?
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DoT pushes green policy for telecom sector 20.4.2014 deccanherald.com
Aiming to adopt green policy in the telecom sector, the Department of Telecom (DoT) set a 2019 deadline for service providers to reduce carbon emission from mobile networks by 17 per cent. The roadmap to encourage green energy in the telecom sector, prepared by the DoT, says at present 80-90 per cent of power requirements for rural towers are met by diesel generator sets, each of which consumes 8,760 litres of diesel a year if it runs eight hours a day. It is estimated that 5.12 billion litres of diesel is consumed by telecom towers annually, and total emission due to this is around 10 million tonne of carbon dioxide. Of the total 7.42 lakh mobile telecom towers in the country, around 3.5 lakh in rural areas run mostly on diesel generators. The DoT wants these towers converted to green energy sources like solar, biomass or wind. To be precise, the green telecom policy requires mobile operators to migrate 75 per cent of all cell towers in rural areas and 33 per cent in urban areas to hybrid power by ...
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Energy crisis 19.4.2014 Hindu: Letters
Energy security should form a major part of the agenda of the newly elected government (“Handling the...
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Handling the energy crisis 18.4.2014 Hindu: Home
With India consuming high levels of energy, serious efforts need to be taken by the new government to avoid a severe energy supply crunch
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Plants the key to removing 63m tonnes of carbon dioxide a year 16.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Biomass carbon capture and storage will play an important role in keeping the rise in temperature to less than 2C

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German energy crisis points towards climate solution 14.4.2014 New Scientist: Being Human
Europe's powerhouse is leading the fight against climate change, but its push for renewables has left it burning ever more ...
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How far can you cut energy costs by investing in renewables? 12.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The renewable heat incentive pays households that ditch old boilers for solar or biomass we find out if the figures add up Continue reading...
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Meet on power electronics 11.4.2014 HBL: Home

A conference on ‘Power Electronics & Drives’, which was organised by NMAM Institute of Technology at Nitte in Udupi district, has stressed the need to give thrust for renewable energy s...

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Bamboo power 11.4.2014 Hindu: Home
Bamboo produces 35 per cent more oxygen than other trees, is an effective carbon sink, and its biomass is a cheap and efficient fuel for power generation units.
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Renewable heat incentive offers homeowners money to switch from oil 9.4.2014 Guardian: Environment

Financial incentives for homeowners off the gas grid to switch to technologies such as biomass boilers

Homeowners relying on expensive, dirty oil for heating will be offered payments of thousands of pounds from Wednesday to switch to renewable energy alternatives in a government drive to cut carbon emissions from heat.

The domestic renewable heat incentive, which was meant to launch in 2012 but has been repeatedly delayed, is the first scheme of its kind in the world, offering financial incentives for low carbon heating technologies including boilers that burn wood pellets.

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Orient Green opts for group captive power in biomass 8.4.2014 HBL: Home
Orient Green Power Company is consolidating its biomass power generation business with a sharper focus on group captive power generation. The wind and biomass-based renewable power compan...
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Can agricultural residues sow seeds of biochemicals? 7.4.2014 Latest News
India's agriculture industry can offer humongous opportunities to manufacturers of biofuels and biochemicals as companies look to renewable raw material
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IPCC report proposes sucking carbon out of the air as climate fix 7.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
Technique of burning biomass then pumping released carbon underground included in leaked draft from UN climate panel

An upcoming UN report suggests that unproven technologies to suck carbon out of the air might be a fix for climate change, according to a leaked draft obtained by the Guardian.

Scientists and government officials gather in Berlin this week ahead of Sunday's publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's third part of its series of blockbuster climate change reports, which deals with policies addressing the emissions that drive global warming.

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Orient Green gains after board okays selling biomass unit 7.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
Orient Green Power Company gained on Monday after its
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Whisky gets greener as Scottish distillers burn waste byproducts (Cached) 4.4.2014 DNA: Mumbai
Scotch whisky distillers are burning their unwanted grain byproducts, wood chips and other types of biomass for a source of energy in remote areas of the Highlands, where gas links are scarce and fuel oil is pricey. The production of Scotch whisky has evolved over more than 500 years and is steeped in tradition. It is also a big business, generating 4 billion pounds ($6 billion) a year in exports - a quarter of all Britain's food and drink sales abroad. New distilleries are being built to meet demand from over 200 countries around the world including new markets in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Family-run, centuries-old distilleries are trying to minimise operational costs. Most distilleries in Scotland have relied on heavy fuel oil to generate heat for distilling processes, but biomass such as wood, plant-based material or organic waste is now an increasingly attractive and reliable option. "As we expand capacity, biomass will be an integral part of what we are doing going forward," said ...
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Modularity gone wild: making everyday products sustainable 3.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Convertible designs can make products more durable, reducing consumption and waste. Here are 12 of the most intriguing, interlocking consumer products on the market or coming soon

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Redesigned crops could produce far more fuel 3.4.2014 New Scientist: Health
A genetic tweak has made it far easier to unlock the valuable chemicals held inside plants. It could lead to more environmentally friendly ...
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Telecom towers must be powered by renewable tech, suggests DoT panel 3.4.2014 HBL: Features
Move to help cut dependence on external grid, costly diesel
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Greenko in talks with KKR to raise $100 million (Cached) 3.4.2014 ET: Finance / Insurance
The co and its global subsidiaries already boast of several high street investors such as Singapore’s GIC, Global Environment Fund, Standard Chartered Plc backing them up.
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