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Advanta India in sorghum pact with Arcadia Biosciences

Advanta India Ltd has informed that it has entered into an agreement with Arcadia Biosciences based in California to develop nitrogen-use efficient (NUE) Sorghum. Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. is an agricultural technology company focused on developing technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health. Under terms of the agreement, Advanta receives exclusive global rights […]
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Gaiatech Supplies Biodiesel for Indian Public Transit

January, 2009 Hyderabad, India-based Gaiatech Fuels said it plans to supply 1.6 million liters (423,000 gallons) of biodiesel to Navi Mumbai’s bus system under a one-year contract. The fuel is expected to be used in a B20 blend for the Municipal Transport system’s 261 buses, which together travel 40,400 miles a day. Gaiatech’s biodiesel comes […]
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Gujarat government likely to sign many wind contracts

Jan., 2009 Indian officials say the government of Gujarat state is on the verge of signing several wind agreements. The government reportedly is interested in expanding its renewable energy sector and is on track to talk with a handful of international renewable companies at the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit, state officials tell the […]
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Emami Biotech Haldia plant developing jatropha bio-fuel

Jan. 2009 Emami Biotech Limited has started commercial production of bio-fuel at its Haldia plant recently. According to sources Emami Biotech, it had first invested Rs 150 crore exclusively in the bio-fuel project in April 2007. The plan was to produce bio-fuel from palm oil. But as the price of world food went up, import […]
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Indian Oil Companies, Reliance Bullish on Alternative Energy

January, 2009 Despite the sharp fall in crude oil prices globally, government-owned oil companies are not scaling back their research and development (R&D) spends on alternative and renewable energy and have in fact , been aggressively increasing their outlays for such programmes. Indian Oil Corporation, the nation’s biggest marketer and refiner, doubled its R&D spend […]
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TERI Fuel Savings Initiatives Data in Indian Rural Areas

The chart below gives fuel savings effected by the different initiatives in Indian rural areas by TERI. This is rather old data (2001), but gives a good idea of the types of initiatives undertaken. Source
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Geothermal Energy

Potential Geothermal Regions/Sources of India

With the India’s geothermal power potential of 10,600MW, I would like to share the potential sources/ regions where geothermal energy can be harnessed in India. Province Surface To C Reservoir To C Heat Flow Thermal gradient Himalaya >90 260 468 100 Cambay 40-90 150-175 80-93 70 West coast 46-72 102-137 75-129 47-59 SONATA 60 – […]
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Castor Oil Tie-Up to Produce Environment Friendly Products: India

Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd. (Dow India) and Royal Castor Products Ltd. (Royal Castor), Sidhpur, Gujarat today signed a commitment to conduct research in sustainable, bio–based products & solutions using castor oil during the Vibrant Gujarat expo. More
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Solar Energy Solar Photovoltaic

Investment in Indian Solar Photovoltaic Units

A recent news from indiainfoline.com says India’s semi conductor sector may invest around Rs390bn for solar photovoltaic and polysilicon unit, EPV Solar has planned an investment of around Rs40bn for the same, while Lanco Solar may invest Rs129.38bn in Solar PV and Polysilicon unit. Source Just in case you are interested in knowing how to […]
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Solar Energy Solar Photovoltaic

Formation of an India Solar Photo Voltaic Advisory Committee and an International PV Exposition SOLARCON

SEMI, the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries, has announced the formation of an India PV advisory committee and an international PV exposition SOLARCON India in Hyderabad in 2009. SOLARCON India will focus on advancing the global PV supply chain in India. Many experts believe that […]
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Solar Energy Solar Photovoltaic

Indian Solar and Solar PV Cell Industry Potential

The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) estimates that by the year 2030, PV systems could be generating approximately 260 GWp of electricity around the world. With the current phase of growth and support, the Indian solar could emerge as the fourth largest generator of solar energy in the world after, Germany, China, and Japan, says […]
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Decarbonization

Financing of Renewable Energy Projects via Carbon Credits

Financing of renewable energy projects via carbon credits is increasing with the developmental activities of renewable energy in India. The below chart from Renewable Energy World site shows Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in India and carbon credits called Certified Emission Reductions (CER) issued. Source
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Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Energy Potential in India

A recent news items says that India has a geothermal power potential of 10,600MW, but the country is yet to see a single commissioned project that harnesses this technology. Though the capital cost for generating energy through geothermal is Rs80 million ($A2.46 million) to Rs100 million per MW, the operating cost is minimal. This is […]
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Decarbonization

PSU to tap Solar, Wind, Biofuels and Biomass Sources for Power Generation

With an idea to have a devoted power generation firm directly under the central government to tap renewable energy sources, the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) is examining the possibility of setting up a PSU to tap renewable energy sources. MNRE has promoted a company, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (Ireda), that focuses […]
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Energy Efficiency

India’s Energy Efficiency Market and Programs

The potential of India’s energy efficiency market is estimated at more than US $3.1 billion. Indian government is undertaking various energy efficiency actions and few programs from Renewable Energy India 2009 Expo site is given below •Energy saving potential in the range of 23% – 46% has been identified through energy audits conducted in public […]
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Loans Provided for Renewable Energy Projects in India

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) provided Rs. 1265 crore during 2005-08 to 17 States to promote renewable energy projects. During the last 6 years it has provided Rs. 160 crore for the same purpose. IREDA however provides loan to the eligible project promoters/developers for setting up renewable energy/ energy conservation projects. It does […]
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State-Wise Wind Power Installation Capacity

Wind power projects aggregating 9522 MW have been installed in the country till end of last month. As compared to the achievement of about 5456 MW of wind power during the Tenth Five Year Plan, a target for capacity addition of 10,500 MW has been fixed for the Eleventh Five Year Plan. The capacities of […]
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Future Renewable energy Policy for India

Here is a link for interesting article on “Future Direction of Renewable Energy Policy for India” This paper outlines some of the broad policy directions for accelerated development and application of renewable energy in the country. It also explains the various renewable energy sectors operating in India and its current status. click here for the […]
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Solar Energy

Innovative Use of Solar Energy in India: Barefoot College

Bunker Roy’s Barefoot College, which has been providing lighting using solar panels in over 136 remote Himalayan villages across seven states, won the Ashden Award for community welfare and S.P. Gon Chaudhuri’s West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency, which has been supplying grid-quality electricity to Sagar Island in Sunderbans, received Green Oscars award this year. […]
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Solar Energy

Solar Energy Incident in the Country around 5 Trillion Kwh

Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy said, the amount of solar energy incident over the land area of the country is around five trillion kilowatt hour. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is implementing schemes on promotion of solar energy in the country. A total of 4.02 lakh solar home lights, 6.7 […]
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