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Castor Oil – An important contributor to sustainability and renewable energy?

You might be wondering what castor oil is doing in a blog about renewable energy and sustainability. But castor crop and oil are closer to sustainability and renewable energy than most of us think. The castor plant has been known to man for ages. Castor beans have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs dating back […]

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Posted in: Bio Energy, Innovations

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Future Feed-in-Tariff Trends for India – for Wind, Solar and Other Renewable Power Sources

It is an open secret that renewable power requires incentives – these usually are in the form of capital subsidies, tax incentives and most importantly, via feed in tariffs. It is a million dollar (make that Billion Dollar) question what the future of feed in tariffs will be for the mainstream renewable power sources. I […]

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Posted in: Biomass Power, Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy, Wind Energy

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How Biogas-based Power Generation is Picking up Pace in India

=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power? EAI can do a feasibility study for the use of solar PV & thermal, biomass for heat and power, waste heat recovery and energy efficiency to dramatically cut down fossil fuel use and reduce […]

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Posted in: Biogas, Biomass Power, Bottom of Pyramid, Renewable Energy Communities, Rural Sector, Waste to Energy

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Wood to Petrol – A Simple Graphic

I used to do some work in the biomass power and biofuels sectors early on. Had also the opportunity to work on an exciting area called third generation biofuels, specifically algae biofuels. Along the way, learnt how you can actually make pretty much any hydrocarbon fuel from any organic material, especially wood waste, agricultural waste […]

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Posted in: Biofuels, Diesel, Innovations, Petrol, Waste to Energy

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EAI, Greenpeace Conclude Research on Clean Mobile Telecom Towers

The EAI team, led by Venugopal, helped Greenpeace in bringing out a report titled “Enabling Clean Talking“. The report is one of the first comprehensive research undertaken for the Indian telecom sector to figure out a roadmap for the mobile telecom towers to shift from diesel to renewable energy/clean energy sources. The report was launched […]

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Posted in: Biomass Power, Diesel, Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells, Solar Photovoltaic

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Thiruvananthapuram Govt School Produces Biogas for Cooking Mid Day Meals

This is some excellent stuff. Sree Moola Vilasom (SMV) Government Model Higher Secondary School is one of the oldest schools in Thiruvananthapuram city. Established by Swathi Thirunal Maharaja of the Travancore Kingdom in 1836, today this school is imparting education to more than 3000 children. The children of this school are getting one of the […]

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Posted in: Biogas, Cities, MSW, Schools, Waste to Energy

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The Indian Biofuels Sector – Constraints and Opportunities

This article appears to be a bit too positive to me, as the biofuels is going through a tough time right now, but as I have mentioned in an earlier post as well, biofuels have a bright future. Unless you believe that all cars will be running on batteries (electric vehicles are not as sustainable […]

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Posted in: Bio Energy, Biofuels, Policies and Regulations, Transportation

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TNEB Engineer in Coimbatore Gets Biogas from Septic Tanks to Cook His Meals

A retired TNEB engineer has come out with a unique biogas producing system from his septic tank. Retired additional chief engineer P. Selvan cooks his meals using the gas generated by the septic tank and as recognition of his effort, the District Rural Development Agency has provided a subsidy of Rs8,000 for the project. Selvan, […]

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Posted in: Bio Energy, Biogas, Waste to Energy

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Tamil Nadu’s Biomass Power Plans – Energy Plantations is the Answer?

Biomass is one of the renewable energy domains in which Tamil Nadu could have significant potential for progress in future. Estimates suggest only about 10% of the potential has so far been utilized. Of course, the lack of a robust supply chain that make create supply and price security is a problem as much in […]

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Posted in: Biomass Power

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