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Why would someone pour oil down the ground?

December 30, 2023

Biofuels, Net Zero by Narsi
Why would someone pour oil down the ground? One would have thought this was batty if it were not for a San Francisco company actually...Why would someone pour oil down the ground? One would have thought this was batty if it were not for a San Francisco company actually...
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The unspoken biofuel

January 3, 2024

Biofuels, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Uncategorized
The unspoken biofuel If you are following the Indian renewables scenario, you would have doubtless come across repeated news about the success of ethanol blending...The unspoken biofuel If you are following the Indian renewables scenario, you would have doubtless come across repeated news about the success of ethanol blending...
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The SAF Opportunity for India – being a key supply chain for sustainable aviation fuels

May 14, 2023

Aviation & Airlines, Bio Energy, Biofuels, Biofuels, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi
The airline sector is a rather interesting one when it comes to decarbonization.Unlike most others their decarbonization choices are very limited.In fact, right now, there...The airline sector is a rather interesting one when it comes to decarbonization.Unlike most others their decarbonization choices are very limited.In fact, right now, there...
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Syngas, A Way to Tap India’s Hidden Coal Reserves

November 3, 2009

Biofuels, CO3, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers
Syngas or gasified coal is potentially a rich source of clean energy which the world is yet to fully upgrade the technology for. A lot...Syngas or gasified coal is potentially a rich source of clean energy which the world is yet to fully upgrade the technology for. A lot...
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Jatropha Seed Prices in India – What Exactly is the Number?

December 26, 2009

Biofuels, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
I have mentioned in an earlier blog post that you will find it hard to get an authentic quote for Jatropha oil in India.An equally...I have mentioned in an earlier blog post that you will find it hard to get an authentic quote for Jatropha oil in India.An equally...
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Jatropha Needs As Much Water as Any Other Energy Crop?

July 6, 2009

Biofuels, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Here's another article that questions the hype about Jatropha needing little inputs for growth.A comprehensive new analysis of water use in biofuel crop production finds...Here's another article that questions the hype about Jatropha needing little inputs for growth.A comprehensive new analysis of water use in biofuel crop production finds...
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Jatropha Gold Rush – Perhaps More Thought Required?

May 16, 2009

Biofuels, Biofuels, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
It's becoming fairly clear to many that jatropha is not the magical biofuel crop that it was hyped to be. To be fair to the...It's becoming fairly clear to many that jatropha is not the magical biofuel crop that it was hyped to be. To be fair to the...
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Indian Biodiesel Industry in Trouble as Imports Get Boost

July 18, 2009

Biofuels, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Indian Finance Minister plans to reduce customs duty on biodiesel imports, but leaders of domestic industry say the government still must increase the allowable blend...Indian Finance Minister plans to reduce customs duty on biodiesel imports, but leaders of domestic industry say the government still must increase the allowable blend...
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India’s First Center for Bioscience Energy to Increase Biomass Yield

July 6, 2009

Biofuels, Biofuels, Biogas & CBG, Biomass for Heating & Power, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers
June 2, 2009India opens its first DBT-ICT Center for Bioscience Energy to develop technologies that will increase biomass yield per hectare and produce both gas...June 2, 2009India opens its first DBT-ICT Center for Bioscience Energy to develop technologies that will increase biomass yield per hectare and produce both gas...
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India Biodiesel Potential and Market Size

December 26, 2009

Biofuels, CO3, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The biodiesel industry in India is at a crossroads.On the one hand, the government of India regularly comes up with policies and "mandates" that are...The biodiesel industry in India is at a crossroads.On the one hand, the government of India regularly comes up with policies and "mandates" that are...
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High Crude Prices Bring Ethanol Factories to Life

November 29, 2009

Biofuels, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
After remaining shut for two years, ethanol factories in the country are readying to whir again. With crude prices spiking again to $80 per barrel...After remaining shut for two years, ethanol factories in the country are readying to whir again. With crude prices spiking again to $80 per barrel...
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Here’s some CO2, can you make it into diesel please?

December 30, 2023

Biofuels, CO3, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Here's some CO2, can you make it into diesel please? If you had never heard of the term Fischer Tropsch, you belong to the vast...Here's some CO2, can you make it into diesel please? If you had never heard of the term Fischer Tropsch, you belong to the vast...
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Emerging Bio-economy Opportunities in India

January 3, 2024

Biofuels, Biogas & CBG, Biomass for Heating & Power, CO3, Emerging Cleantech Areas, Net Zero by Narsi, Uncategorized
Emerging Bio-economy Opportunities in India As India moves towards its Net Zero goal, most discussions are around solar power and electric vehicles. Without a doubt,...Emerging Bio-economy Opportunities in India As India moves towards its Net Zero goal, most discussions are around solar power and electric vehicles. Without a doubt,...
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Don’t Biofuels Merit Equal Priority in India with Renewable Energy?

June 20, 2010

Biofuels, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Going by the news items, it is obvious that there's a huge thrust on renewables-based power in India, the National Solar Mission being the most...Going by the news items, it is obvious that there's a huge thrust on renewables-based power in India, the National Solar Mission being the most...
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CCUS + CBG = Carbon capture + biofuels = net negative carbon footprint?

December 29, 2023

Biofuels, Biogas & CBG, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
CCUS + CBG = Carbon capture + biofuels = net negative carbon footprint? Read about a partnership between Carbon Clean and Veolia in India for...CCUS + CBG = Carbon capture + biofuels = net negative carbon footprint? Read about a partnership between Carbon Clean and Veolia in India for...
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Capital Costs for Biodiesel Plants in India – For Standalone and Integrated Plants

December 26, 2009

Biodiesel, Biofuels, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
What are the capital costs for setting up a biodiesel plant in India? The answer depends on whether you are setting up an integrated biodiesel...What are the capital costs for setting up a biodiesel plant in India? The answer depends on whether you are setting up an integrated biodiesel...
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Brazil Battles Problems in Jatropha as Biodiesel Feedstock

November 3, 2009

Biofuels, Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Like other countries which are experimenting on it, Brazil is similarly encountering snags in the cultivation of jatropha as potential feedstock for biodiesel.This country, which...Like other countries which are experimenting on it, Brazil is similarly encountering snags in the cultivation of jatropha as potential feedstock for biodiesel.This country, which...
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Biofuels Have a Limited Role in India – Jairam Ramesh

November 29, 2009

Biofuels, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Minister for Environment Jairam Ramesh while speaking at the Environment Friendly Vehicles Conference in New Delhi said that bio-fuels have a limited role in India...Minister for Environment Jairam Ramesh while speaking at the Environment Friendly Vehicles Conference in New Delhi said that bio-fuels have a limited role in India...
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Biodiesel used in coal ship for Tata Steel for Scope 3 emissions reduction

May 13, 2024

Biofuels, Biofuels, Corporate Leaders, Marine Transport, Net Zero by Narsi
Here is an example of how intricate and at the same time challenging is the process of industrial decarbonization. Here is a news item on...Here is an example of how intricate and at the same time challenging is the process of industrial decarbonization. Here is a news item on...
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Algae fuels – the holy grail of biofuels

November 23, 2013

Biofuels, Biofuels, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers
For those of us who had been looking at the biofuel industry for almost a decade, algae appeared (and still does) like the knight in...For those of us who had been looking at the biofuel industry for almost a decade, algae appeared (and still does) like the knight in...
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2008 to 2023 – how aviation biofuels just did not fly

April 3, 2024

Biofuels, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
When I founded EAI in 2008, one of the real inspirations was biofuels - especially aviation biofuels (as I had earlier worked in the travel...When I founded EAI in 2008, one of the real inspirations was biofuels - especially aviation biofuels (as I had earlier worked in the travel...
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