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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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Bio-toilets – An Ingenious Solution to Open Defecation

Indian population is currently marred with a major issue of open defecation. Sanitation and hygiene remain heavily compromised and all these factors eventually impact the development of the nation. Improper sanitation amenities have compelled several Indians to opt for open defecation. Existing toilets are not only in a dilapidated condition but are also scarce. Open defecation leads to several disease conditions like cholera, diarrhea polio, hepatitis […]

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Posted in: Emerging Cleantech Areas

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Will the New Cleantech be More Aligned to Venture Capital Aspirations?

Those who have been in the cleantech sector, and especially those who tried to raise money for anything cleantech, they will know the sinking feeling when a VC they approach tells them: But your idea is not scalable. That indeed was one of  the cleantech-as-we-know-it’s biggest problem when it came to VC investments – cleantech investments were all […]

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Posted in: Innovations, International

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Cleantech Entrepreneur Meet Chennai – Jun 12, Evening

This is a note I received from Bhoo of Aspiration Energy, who coordinates the Cleantech SIG of TiE. We are having an interesting meet on Fri evening for all you aspiring entrepreneurs, or Cleanpreneurs as Bhoo would like term us all. “ Hi Friends, The much awaited Cleanpreneurs event is quite literally just round the bend, a day […]

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Posted in: Chennai, Events

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A Review of the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in 2010 – Part II ( Solar and REC Trading )

Click here to read Part I of the article. Solar Sector Solar was the most talked about sector in 2010 and there was a rush from different entities to enter this sector and profit from its growth. This was very evident when the NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) issued request-for-selection (RfS) document for a total […]

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PE Perspectives for Investment in Clean Technology

There is a significant amount of interest among PEs for investments in both traditional and renewable energy. PEs – not surprisingly – are not very keen on risky technology bets in renewable energy, but are OK with business model risks. Some of the PEs (such as IFC, ADB etc) are willing to take fairly long-term […]

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