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Faecal sludge management policy to be unveiled in March

On the side of the fourth Faecal Sludge Management Conference in Chennai this week, Praveen Prakash, Joint Secretary in the Union Urban Development Ministry, announced that a draft of National Urban Faecal Sludge and Septage Management Policy will be implemented first week of March. As part of the policy, there will be financial assistance from […]

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Posted in: Waste Management

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2016: Wind energy sees big growth both in India and internationally

Beginning of this month, The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published its annual statistics report for the global wind energy, revealing that a total of 54 gigawatts (GW) worth of wind energy was brought online in 2016, bringing the global cumulative total up to nearly 487 GW. China installed a total of 23 gigawatts of […]

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Posted in: International, Wind Energy

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Attractive Job Opening in a leading Waste Water Treatment Company

EAI’s Cleantech Talent division is assisting a reputed international company in the Waste Water Treatment Industry to recruit Sales&Marketing Managers for marketing their Waste Water Recycling Products across India. Job Location: Pune Job Description – Sales & Marketing Manager Roles & Responsibilities Listening to customer requirements and presenting appropriately to make a sale. Understand and […]

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Wind industry looking forward to wind-solar hybrid policy to thrive

At the recent 750 MW Rewa solar park auction in Madhya Pradesh, solar tariffs witnessed a dramatic crash. Levelized tariff for 25 years hit the record low of of Rs.3.29/kWh — a full Rs. 1 lower than previous record of Rs.4.34/KWh at a Rajasthan auction in Jan 2016. The low for first year tariff was […]

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Posted in: Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Wind Energy

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Forbes 30 under 30 – Ashwath Hegde, an Indian Entreprenuer, and his biodegradable plastic bags made from vegetables

In a country where around 57 percent of the population is below the age of 30, the achievements of this set pretty much encapsulates the power of youth and the face of a new India: A country that is enjoying the spotlight on the global stage and is ready to claim its rightful place in […]

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Posted in: Bioplastics, Uncategorized

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Railways becomes the focus of India’s solar ambitions easing country’s energy burden

Indian Railways is the fourth largest route network in the world connecting over 8000 stations. Calculations for the year 2015 Indian Railways show that it accounted for (traction and non-traction combined) roughly around 1.5% of India total electricity consumption. Being India’s largest power consumer, deficit in power supply has long been a concern for the […]

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Posted in: Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Uncategorized

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Non-food crops as feedstock for bioplastics: Is there a critical need?

What is the real challenge? The food crisis is affecting over three billion people—half the world’s population. The Bioplastics Industry contribute to this existing global food crisis by taking over large areas of land previously used to grow crops used as food for human consumption or as feed for animals. This has pushed every bioplastics manufacturer […]

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Posted in: Bio Energy, Bioplastics

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Are durable bioplastics the real growth story for the bioplastics sector?

Introduction The motivational driver to the innovation of bioplastics technology was to tackle our addiction to the disposable-everything habit. The disposable-everything eased our lives, but took a huge toll on our environment which lead to the development of biodegradable/compostable disposables to ease off the problems created by us to the environment. In 2010, disposable bioplastics […]

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Posted in: Bio Energy, Bioplastics, Emerging Cleantech Areas, Waste to Energy

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Cow Urine as Organic Pesticide – a Case Close to Home

My trip yesterday to my village Mathuramangalam, a really small hamlet some 50 Kms outside of Chennai, was to attend a family function. As with many Indian villages, mine is also centered around a temple – in this case, a 1000-year old Vaishnavite temple. The village is the birthplace of Embar, a cousin of the revered Saint Ramanuja […]

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Posted in: Organic Farming

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Biodegradable sanitary napkins from Aakar Innovations: Solving the problems around women menstruation in an environment-friendly way

Over the last century, our society has become heavily and widely reliant on disposable plastics, which has now become a severe environmental threat globally. Sanitary napkins, which are used and disposed by women every day, also make use of plastics in the non woven fabric and polyethylene around the adsorbent layer they contain. EAI recently […]

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