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Castor Oil Research in Gujarat by Dow India & Royal Castor

Jan, 2009 Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd. (Dow India), and Royal Castor Products Ltd. (Royal Castor), Sidhpur, Gujarat signed a commitment on the opening day of Vibrant Gujarat to conduct research in environment friendly bio–based products & solutions using Castor Oil. The commitment was signed by Dr. Ramesh Ramachandran, President & CEO, Dow India, and […]
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GM India Jatropha production Agreement with CSMCRI

General Motors India had pumped in nearly US$ 0.5 million to obtain biodiesel from Jatropha and test it on its vehicles at Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute’s (CSMCRI). During the first phase trials, GM manufactured vehicle were run over 25,000 kilometres on bio-diesel blended fuel and the content of bio-diesel as fuel ranged […]
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Coal to Liquid Plans Affected by Lower Crude Prices

India imports 78% of its fuel needs and its integrated energy policy sees CTL technology as an option. India is worried that the financial slowdown will result in lower crude oil prices and affect its ambitious coal-to-liquid, or CTL, energy security programme. CTL involves the conversion of coal into liquid fuels such as diesel and […]
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Integrated Energy Policy Approved by India

Jan 2009 The Union Cabinet recently approved an Integrated Energy Policy for the country and a monitoring committee, to be chaired by the Cabinet Secretary, will be set up to review the progress of the policy’s implementation. Currently, there are 5 separate ministries Coal, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Atomic Energy, Power and Non Conventional Energy […]
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Air Car from Tata / MDI in India by 2010?

January, 2009 The Air Car, made by French company MDI, could be launched by Tata Motors in India by 2010-11. Replying to an email query, the French company said, “We will release in France the first cars for the Air France company before June 2009. The cars will be available for the public at the […]
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Solar Energy

Barefoot College Wins Ashden Awards, the Green Oscar for Sustainable Energy

Two of the four Green Oscars in 2008 were awarded to Indian projects shortlisted for their innovative use of solar energy. 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 […]
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Solar Power and Geothermal Power Plants in India

As a continuity to the earlier news on companies signing MOU with the Gujarat government for renewable energies, the targeted capacity for setting up power plants by Tata Power and Aston field Renewable Resources Ltd (ARRL) are 5 MW (solar and geothermal power plant each) and 200 MW (solar photovoltaic) respectively. Tata power already has […]
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Renewable Energy Plans for India

TARGETS FOR 10TH FIVE YEAR PLAN (2002-2007) Wind Power – 1500 MWSmall Hydro Power – 600 MWBiomass Power/Co-generation/Gasification – 775 MWSolar PV Power – 5 MWSolar Thermal Power – 140 MWEnergy from Urban / Industrial waste – 80 MWTotal fund Required – US$3.43 Billion Budgetary Support by Government of India – US$ 0.20 BillionPrivate Sector […]
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India Energy Market

This is a piece of information given by an US government site about the renewable energy potential in India and the opportunities available for the US market to enter Indian renewable energy market. The site says, although a few U.S. companies have market presence in India, industry experts feel that U.S has played a minimum […]
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India: Biomass Power Plants

The Gurgaon-based Emergent Ventures India Pvt Ltd has been given consent by the The State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB) to set up a 12MW biomass power plant in Konch in Gaya district. The Astonfield Renewable Energy Resources Pvt Ltd, Kolkata, has been given consent on principle for setting up 10 biomass power plants with 10MW […]
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Renewable Energy Investment in India

Solitaire Energy, Vestas Wind Energy Technology, Suzlon Gujarat Windpark, Next Gen Syndicate, Astonfield Solar, Wellspun Urja, Enercon India Ltd, Moser Baer Energy, Caritas International and Swiss Park Vanija, Abellon Bio-energy Ltd are the few companies which will sign MOU in the renewable energy sectors, especially in wind with the Government of Gujarat during the Vibrant […]
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Renewable Energy Program: Wind, Small Hydro, Biogas Co-Generation and Other Biomass Systems.

It is reported that the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has been facilitating the implementation of broad spectrum program including harnessing renewable power, renewable energy to rural Areas for lighting, cooking and motive power, use of renewable energy in urban, industrial and commercial applications and development of alternate fuels and applications. The Ministry evolved […]
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Bangalore: Energy Efficient and Green City

Greenpeace India will launch its `Energy Revolution Bangalore’ campaign in January.It has come up with a model and potential solutions to make Bangalore the most energy-efficient and green city. This campaign will coordinate energy movements in all sectors, including the IT industry. Read more
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80,000 unelectrified villages in India

India has about 80,000 unelectrified villages. And the government would like to get all of them electrified by 2012. Just imagine the opportunity for any business that will be involved in this! Either the government is kidding (and it won’t be the first time it does that), or it has a plan. Now, what could […]
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India Wind Energy Investment – 12,000 crores per year!

“How much investment is expected in India’s wind energy sector?” To this question, Dr. Anil Kane, President, World Wind Energy Association, and Chairman, Indian Wind Energy Association, says: “1 MW of installed capacity costs Rs 5.5 crore to Rs 6 crore. This means Rs 44,000 crore has been already invested (as 8000 MW of wind […]
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Scorpio Hybrid from Mahindra

The new hybrid scoprio will look more like a regular scorpio, the powertrain is completely new. It uses diesel-electric parallel hybrid. Mahindra hybridized the scorpio with the help of FEV an internationally recognized powertrain and vehicle engineering. Mahindra scorpio hybrid operates in four modes… This model was launched originally in Apr 2008 More details from […]
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Mahindra Launches Sustainability Report with A+ GRI Rating

Oct, 2008 The Mahindra Group, one of India’s top ten business houses, today released its maiden Sustainability Report with an A+ rating from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Centered around the theme of ‘Alternative Thinking’, the report has been structured as per the internationally accepted framework specified by the GRI. The report illustrates the Mahindra […]
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Indian Energy & Alternative Energy Data

Total Energy Used # India’s energy requirement by 2030 has been projected at over 400 GW, which combines the current installed energy capacity of Japan, South Korea and Australia. (World Wildlife Fund, Apr 2008) Coal India Coal Reserves # India is the third largest producer of coal in the world. # Coal accounts for about […]
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China Wind Energy Installation to Overtake India Soon

Wind installation in China is expected to expand substantially by the end of 2008, surpassing the Indian market – the largest wind power market in Asia. According to a new research report “Wind Power: Opportunities in Emerging Markets” by RNCOS, wind power installation is rapidly increasing in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and posted […]
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Decarbonization

Power Utilities Obligated to Buy Energy Produced From Renewable Sources

As a part of the national action plan on climate change the Indian government has obligated the power utilities to buy 5 percent of their grid purchase from renewable energy sources from 2009-10 onwards. The power companies are required to achieve this minimum standard by 2009-10 after which it will be increased by one percent […]
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