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Workshop on Private Equity for Power Projects – Summary & Highlights

March 16, 2010

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
I am providing a summary of the event I had participated last week at New Delhi. The event was called Private Equity for Power Projects...I am providing a summary of the event I had participated last week at New Delhi. The event was called Private Equity for Power Projects...
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Will This be the Decade of Natural Gas?

September 4, 2010

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Natural Gas, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
I am being very conservative in wondering if this could be the decade of natural gas. There are folks who are wondering aloud if this...I am being very conservative in wondering if this could be the decade of natural gas. There are folks who are wondering aloud if this...
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Will there be 1000 climate tech unicorns in future?

January 3, 2024

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Uncategorized
Will there be 1000 climate tech unicorns in future? When Larry Fink of BlackRock said some months back that the next 1000 unicorns will not...Will there be 1000 climate tech unicorns in future? When Larry Fink of BlackRock said some months back that the next 1000 unicorns will not...
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Will there be 1000 climate tech unicorns globally in the near future?

May 3, 2024

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
When Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm with over $10 trillion under management, said (check out his talk between 3:28:25 and ...When Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm with over $10 trillion under management, said (check out his talk between 3:28:25 and ...
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Will Moser Baer Become the Suzlon of Solar Energy?

March 10, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
Since Ratul Puri, the 35-year-old executive director of Moser Baer India returned to India from college in the United States in 1994, he's helped transform...Since Ratul Puri, the 35-year-old executive director of Moser Baer India returned to India from college in the United States in 1994, he's helped transform...
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Will material sciences have a dominant role to play in EV industry?

January 20, 2021

CO3, E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Materials, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Until recently, conventional vehicles were dominated mainly by mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering. The former...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Until recently, conventional vehicles were dominated mainly by mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering. The former...
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Will China dominate EVs the way it did many other industries including solar power?

January 20, 2021

Corporate Leaders, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series It's early 2021. The way the rest of the world has been looking at China...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series It's early 2021. The way the rest of the world has been looking at China...
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Why software is more important to e-mobility than to conventional mobility

January 20, 2021

CO3, Digital for Decarbonization, E-mobility, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series While our EVNext team was researching the various innovations from EV OEMs, Tesla of course...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series While our EVNext team was researching the various innovations from EV OEMs, Tesla of course...
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Why is Tesla’s valuation so high? And will it last?

January 20, 2021

Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, E-mobility Perspectives, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series In 2019, Tesla sold about 350,000 cars and make revenues of about $30 billion. Toyota sold over 10 million...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series In 2019, Tesla sold about 350,000 cars and make revenues of about $30 billion. Toyota sold over 10 million...
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What to Watch Out for While Investing in Solar PV?

October 19, 2010

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic
If you are a private equity or venture capital firm looking at investing in solar PV companies in India, you might want to look beyond...If you are a private equity or venture capital firm looking at investing in solar PV companies in India, you might want to look beyond...
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What are the viable pathways for electrification of heavy vehicles?

January 20, 2021

E-mobility, E-mobility Perspectives, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series A large car could weigh about 1.5 tons, the largest truck could weigh 25 tons (15-20...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series A large car could weigh about 1.5 tons, the largest truck could weigh 25 tons (15-20...
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Venturing Beyond Profit: Ankit Kedia’s Climate Tech Investment Journey at Capital A

April 12, 2024

By Stakeholders, Financial Investors, Interviews, Net Zero by Narsi, Types of Insights, Videos
In this interview, Ankit Kedia, founder of Capital A, delves into the firm's strategic focus on climate tech investing. From their unique approach to... In this interview, Ankit Kedia, founder of Capital A, delves into the firm's strategic focus on climate tech investing. From their unique approach to...
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VC / PE Perspectives and Opinions on Biomass Power

May 3, 2011

Biomass Power, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
Indian VCs have not really done a good amount of investing in cleantech. Cleantech perhaps  is not really a VC game as it is more...Indian VCs have not really done a good amount of investing in cleantech. Cleantech perhaps  is not really a VC game as it is more...
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Unique Drivers for Renewable Power in India

May 19, 2011

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Growth of renewable power in India needs unique drivers for its ever-growing energy needs. The expansion of the overall energy demand-supply gap due to the...Growth of renewable power in India needs unique drivers for its ever-growing energy needs. The expansion of the overall energy demand-supply gap due to the...
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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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The Promise and Pitfalls of Jatropha curcas

November 23, 2009

Agriculture and Forestry, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Low Carbon Food & Agri, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
High hopes and initial enthusiasm gradually gave way to a sobering reality: that finding a viable replacement for oil in the modern economy is an...High hopes and initial enthusiasm gradually gave way to a sobering reality: that finding a viable replacement for oil in the modern economy is an...
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The Importance of Deep Tech for India’s Climate Tech – Priya Shah of Theia Ventures

January 4, 2024

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The Importance of Deep Tech for India's Climate Tech - Priya Shah of Theia Ventures If you thought the world is in the midst of...The Importance of Deep Tech for India's Climate Tech - Priya Shah of Theia Ventures If you thought the world is in the midst of...
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The Green Hydrogen Hot Air

April 3, 2024

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Green Hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
𝘈 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘐𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘊𝘌𝘖𝘴 From seemingly nowhere, green hydrogen seems to be everywhere in the climate discussion.Some experts even think that the world cannot...𝘈 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘐𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘊𝘌𝘖𝘴 From seemingly nowhere, green hydrogen seems to be everywhere in the climate discussion.Some experts even think that the world cannot...
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Tata Says Coal Projects Impossible to Develop, Favors Renewable Energy Projects

August 9, 2012

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Something that we all have been waiting for is beginning to happen. Sheikh Zaki Yamani, one of the most famous Middle East officials Saudi Arabian...Something that we all have been waiting for is beginning to happen. Sheikh Zaki Yamani, one of the most famous Middle East officials Saudi Arabian...
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Take-aways for Indian e-mobility startups & investors

February 26, 2020

E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, EV Status and Trends, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility...
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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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Substituting Diesel with Rooftop Solar PV – Economics and Costs

December 10, 2013

Diesel, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Rooftop Solar, Solar Energy
=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power?...=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power?...
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Solar Power Powered by Microfinance in Rural India

October 30, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
In India, solar-power projects, often funded by microcredit institutions, are helping the country reduce carbon emissions and achieve its goal to double the contribution of...In India, solar-power projects, often funded by microcredit institutions, are helping the country reduce carbon emissions and achieve its goal to double the contribution of...
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Solar on Rooftops – Cost of Solar Power in India – Over Rs 15 per KWh

July 12, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Update, Sep 2012: Please note that this blog post was originally written way back in the dark ages - in Jul 2009 - though a...Update, Sep 2012: Please note that this blog post was originally written way back in the dark ages - in Jul 2009 - though a...
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Solar CSP in India – Latest Trends

June 24, 2010

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
Despite there being more than 10 different Solar CSP technology combinations in the market now, and more than 400MW installed capacity worldwide, India's role in...Despite there being more than 10 different Solar CSP technology combinations in the market now, and more than 400MW installed capacity worldwide, India's role in...
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Smart Grids Inching Closer to Reality in India

January 11, 2012

Digital for Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Smart Grid
The Power Ministry of India had recently announced that discussions are in the final stages for the setting up of 8 smart grid projects in...The Power Ministry of India had recently announced that discussions are in the final stages for the setting up of 8 smart grid projects in...
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Skyshade – Using Sunlight Direct for Lighting

February 1, 2014

Climate Change, Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Financial Investors, Green Buildings, Net Zero by Narsi, Solar Energy, Solar Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
A recent article in Business Line about its product brought back to my memory Skyshade, an interesting Hyderabad-based company. Skyshade provides sustainable lighting solutions using...A recent article in Business Line about its product brought back to my memory Skyshade, an interesting Hyderabad-based company. Skyshade provides sustainable lighting solutions using...
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Rs 5.97 per kWh – Is this the Price of Solar Power?

January 30, 2013

Chennai, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Policies and Regulations, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Energy
As the TANGEDCO bids for 1000 MW (499 MW bid submitted) are unfolding, I get this rather difficult to believe number - Rs 5.97 per...As the TANGEDCO bids for 1000 MW (499 MW bid submitted) are unfolding, I get this rather difficult to believe number - Rs 5.97 per...
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Revealing Impactful Innovations: Key Takeaways from CLIMAFIX Summit 2023 Inauguration

February 22, 2024

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The CLIMAFIX Summit 2023's inauguration session witnessed key figures in climate innovation and academia sharing insights and commitments. Organizers reflected on the event's evolution,... The CLIMAFIX Summit 2023's inauguration session witnessed key figures in climate innovation and academia sharing insights and commitments. Organizers reflected on the event's evolution,...
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Renewable Energy Investments in India Not Growing Fast Enough

September 25, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
The renewable energy sector in India attracted investments worth $4.1 billion in 2008, up by 12% over the previous year, according to UNEP’s Global Trends...The renewable energy sector in India attracted investments worth $4.1 billion in 2008, up by 12% over the previous year, according to UNEP’s Global Trends...
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PE Perspectives for Investment in Clean Technology

March 19, 2011

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
There is a significant amount of interest among PEs for investments in both traditional and renewable energy. PEs – not surprisingly – are not very...There is a significant amount of interest among PEs for investments in both traditional and renewable energy. PEs – not surprisingly – are not very...
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Offshore Wind to Blow in India Soon? Hey, Hold Your Bets!

September 13, 2015

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Offshore Wind, Onshore Wind, Policies and Regulations, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
Ever since I started my journey in the Indian renewable energy sector 8 years back, I have been hearing central and state governments blowing hot...Ever since I started my journey in the Indian renewable energy sector 8 years back, I have been hearing central and state governments blowing hot...
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Off-Grid Solar for Rural India – Understanding the Market

December 24, 2011

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The rapid development and versatility of solar PV has provided the rural community with wide variety of choices, regardless of the capacity/size or location. Despite...The rapid development and versatility of solar PV has provided the rural community with wide variety of choices, regardless of the capacity/size or location. Despite...
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Niche Cleantech, Renewable Energy Opportunities for VCs/PEs in India

October 15, 2010

Energy Efficiency, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
VCs and PEs would love to invest in companies that are unique in what they provide; but it is very difficult to identify such companies,...VCs and PEs would love to invest in companies that are unique in what they provide; but it is very difficult to identify such companies,...
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Natural Gas as Transportation Fuel in India

June 26, 2010

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Low Carbon Mobility, Natural Gas, Net Zero by Narsi
I read an interesting article in the Economic Times ( Jun 25, 2010), written by R.S.Pandey, former petroleum secretary, about the potential for energy savings...I read an interesting article in the Economic Times ( Jun 25, 2010), written by R.S.Pandey, former petroleum secretary, about the potential for energy savings...
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Minus One to Zero – My take on Impact Investing

April 3, 2024

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi
One good deed, you will agree, deserves another.So when Archana Stalin rushed me a hard copy of Jacqueline Novogratz's Manifesto for a Moral Revolution within a day of...One good deed, you will agree, deserves another.So when Archana Stalin rushed me a hard copy of Jacqueline Novogratz's Manifesto for a Moral Revolution within a day of...
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Low CER prices change the Indian CDM industry dynamics

July 30, 2009

Climate Change, Decarbonization, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Uncategorized
The recession and falling prices of U.N.-backed carbon credits are changing the way carbon deals are structured in India, one of the largest sources for...The recession and falling prices of U.N.-backed carbon credits are changing the way carbon deals are structured in India, one of the largest sources for...
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Looking for Investors – Attractive Biomass Pellet Project in North India

August 24, 2016

Bio Energy, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, New Delhi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Sub: Attractive Biomass Pelleting Business Looking for Equity Investors Introduction to India's Largest Biomass Pelleting Plant Recently, I had the opportunity to meet an interesting...Sub: Attractive Biomass Pelleting Business Looking for Equity Investors Introduction to India's Largest Biomass Pelleting Plant Recently, I had the opportunity to meet an interesting...
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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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Is plant-based meat an effective alternative to cut down CO2 emissions?

May 3, 2024

Agriculture and Forestry, CO3, Financial Investors, Food & Beverages, Low Carbon Food & Agri, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
What is common to the celeb couple Virat Kohli/Anushka Sharma & Genelia/Riteish Deshmukh? Both of them are co-founders / investors in Indian plant-based meat startups....What is common to the celeb couple Virat Kohli/Anushka Sharma & Genelia/Riteish Deshmukh? Both of them are co-founders / investors in Indian plant-based meat startups....
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Is it possible for small battery startups to beat big giants?

January 20, 2021

Batteries, E-mobility, E-mobility Perspectives, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series The battery is a fairly old industry, over 100 years old. (The very first lead-acid...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series The battery is a fairly old industry, over 100 years old. (The very first lead-acid...
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IREDA – Kfw Tie Up For Biomass Power Generation

November 2, 2009

Financial Investors, Renewable Energy
Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd has joined hands with a German development bank, KfW, so that the generation of power from biomass can be...Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd has joined hands with a German development bank, KfW, so that the generation of power from biomass can be...
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Industry Experts Advocate Innovations in Electric Mobility to Tackle Climate Change

April 12, 2024

Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Panel Discussions, Road Transport, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Videos
Climate Tech Experts and Innovators gathered to delve into the pressing need for innovation in Electric Mobility (EV) to address climate change concerns. The... Climate Tech Experts and Innovators gathered to delve into the pressing need for innovation in Electric Mobility (EV) to address climate change concerns. The...
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Indian wind energy capacity additions on declining trend

June 16, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
After reaching a peak growth of 1742 MW during 2006-07, the annual capacity additions of wind power in India have been declining in the last...After reaching a peak growth of 1742 MW during 2006-07, the annual capacity additions of wind power in India have been declining in the last...
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Indian Sugar Mills Generate as much ‘Green’ Energy as Windmills

November 3, 2009

Biomass for Heating & Power, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Sugar mills in India produce 2,000 megawatt of biomass-based energy every year, as much as windmills produce, and at half the cost, a new study...Sugar mills in India produce 2,000 megawatt of biomass-based energy every year, as much as windmills produce, and at half the cost, a new study...
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Indian Power Sector Needs $250 Billion Investments: CII

November 1, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
India’s power sector will require about $250 billion investments over the next eight-nine years if it wants to grow at a moderate 7.5-8 percent compound...India’s power sector will require about $250 billion investments over the next eight-nine years if it wants to grow at a moderate 7.5-8 percent compound...
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Indian Green Hydrogen Market – Why is the Indian Green Hydrogen Market an Attractive Destination for International Investment ?

March 7, 2024

Corporate Leaders, Energy Storage, Financial Investors, G2I, Green hydrogen, Green Hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi
Why is the Indian Green Hydrogen Market an Attractive Destination for International Investment ? The Indian green hydrogen market is an attractive destination for international...Why is the Indian Green Hydrogen Market an Attractive Destination for International Investment ? The Indian green hydrogen market is an attractive destination for international...
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India’s Solar Ambitions – Is it Worth the Subsidy

July 30, 2009

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
India's grand designs for solar energy as a key contributor for the country's electricity definitely requires that the government provide hefty incentives and subsidies -...India's grand designs for solar energy as a key contributor for the country's electricity definitely requires that the government provide hefty incentives and subsidies -...
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India Offshore Wind – Status, Trends, Potential

April 21, 2010

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
While I was at Singapore last week at the Renewable Energy Finance meet, Rex Reksniss of RECharge asked me about trends in offshore wind exploitation...While I was at Singapore last week at the Renewable Energy Finance meet, Rex Reksniss of RECharge asked me about trends in offshore wind exploitation...
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India Could Consume 33% of World’s Energy by 2050!

March 25, 2010

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
In 2009, India consumed about 5% of world energy; However, by 2050, it is estimated that India could consume about one third (33%) of total...In 2009, India consumed about 5% of world energy; However, by 2050, it is estimated that India could consume about one third (33%) of total...
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India Allows 100% FDI in Renewable Energy

December 15, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
The government allows 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the renewable energy sector and has put in place a conducive policy to attract...The government allows 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the renewable energy sector and has put in place a conducive policy to attract...
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How Wind Forecasting Saves Tamil Nadu Crores of Rupees

August 22, 2015

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Onshore Wind, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
In some small ways, future is already being played out in Tamil Nadu in the context of renewable energy. It is well known that TN...In some small ways, future is already being played out in Tamil Nadu in the context of renewable energy. It is well known that TN...
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How will the CNG vs EV play out?

February 26, 2020

Corporate Leaders, Electric Vehicle, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
  by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian...  by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian...
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How safe are electric scooters?

May 3, 2024

Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The recent spate of eletric vehicle (especially scooter) battery fires has every EV user and prospective user wondering if electric vehicles are as safe as...The recent spate of eletric vehicle (especially scooter) battery fires has every EV user and prospective user wondering if electric vehicles are as safe as...
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How Can Finance Foster Sustainability? Exploring Anicut Capital’s Path in Climate Tech

April 12, 2024

Financial Investors, Interviews, Net Zero by Narsi, Types of Insights, Videos
The intersection of finance and sustainability has never been more crucial. With climate change looming as one of the most pressing global challenges, investors... The intersection of finance and sustainability has never been more crucial. With climate change looming as one of the most pressing global challenges, investors...
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How Biogas-based Power Generation is Picking up Pace in India

September 17, 2012

Biogas, Biomass for Heating & Power, Biomass Power, Bottom of Pyramid, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Communities, Rural Sector, Waste to Energy
=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power?...=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power?...
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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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Green steel alone can double global hydrogen demand

April 21, 2024

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Energy Storage, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Green Hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi
The world annually produces about 100 million tons of (conventional, grey) hydrogen, used mainly in fertilizer production and oil refining. About 2 billion tons of...The world annually produces about 100 million tons of (conventional, grey) hydrogen, used mainly in fertilizer production and oil refining. About 2 billion tons of...
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Green Jobs in Indian Corporate Corridor

November 7, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Companies with an urge to be politically correct and responsible are spawning a new breed of managers to spearhead their green initiatives. As a result,...Companies with an urge to be politically correct and responsible are spawning a new breed of managers to spearhead their green initiatives. As a result,...
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Green Hydrogen Ladder

April 3, 2024

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Green Hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒐 𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 I had been posting last couple of days on the characteristics and challenges with the...𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒐 𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 I had been posting last couple of days on the characteristics and challenges with the...
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Green Hydrogen Cost – By when can GH2 Realistically Achieve $1 Per Kg Cost?

March 2, 2024

Corporate Leaders, Energy Storage, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Green hydrogen, Green Hydrogen, Hydrogen Economy, Net Zero by Narsi
By when can GH2 Realistically Achieve $1 Per Kg Cost? The timeline for achieving a cost of $1 per kilogram (kg) of green hydrogen (GH2)...By when can GH2 Realistically Achieve $1 Per Kg Cost? The timeline for achieving a cost of $1 per kilogram (kg) of green hydrogen (GH2)...
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Green Hydrogen and Power2X – What are the current real world applications of Power2X at scale ?

March 2, 2024

Emerging Hydrogen Processes, Energy Storage, Financial Investors, Green Hydrogen, Green hydrogen, Hydrogen Economy, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
What are the current real world applications of Power2X at scale ? Power-to-X (P2X) technology, where "X" stands for various applications such as fuels, chemicals,...What are the current real world applications of Power2X at scale ? Power-to-X (P2X) technology, where "X" stands for various applications such as fuels, chemicals,...
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Green Hydrogen & Batteries – Under which conditions, green hydrogen does better than batteries ?

March 2, 2024

Batteries, Energy Storage, Financial Investors, Green Hydrogen, Green hydrogen, Hydrogen Economy, Hydrogen Research, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers
Under which conditions, green hydrogen does better than batteries ? Green hydrogen has unique advantages over batteries in specific scenarios, particularly where long-term energy storage,...Under which conditions, green hydrogen does better than batteries ? Green hydrogen has unique advantages over batteries in specific scenarios, particularly where long-term energy storage,...
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Green and Eco Chemicals – A $100+ Billion Dollar Opportunity?

February 1, 2014

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Innovations, Low Carbon Materials, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  Here's a sector that should make entrepreneurs drool. A sector that rarely gets highlighted in the press. To a large extent, visible only to...  Here's a sector that should make entrepreneurs drool. A sector that rarely gets highlighted in the press. To a large extent, visible only to...
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Govt Banks on Volumes to Bring Down Solar Power Costs

August 26, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Aug. 9Driven by volume production, solar power generation costs could break the viability barrier.According to latest estimates firmed up by the Ministry of New and...Aug. 9Driven by volume production, solar power generation costs could break the viability barrier.According to latest estimates firmed up by the Ministry of New and...
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Financing Solar Energy Schemes in Indian Villages

November 1, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
About seven out of every 10 households in rural India have no access to electricity. In 2003, a five-year effort was launched to help the...About seven out of every 10 households in rural India have no access to electricity. In 2003, a five-year effort was launched to help the...
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Exit Strategies for Investors in Indian Renewable Energy Sector

June 28, 2010

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
The renewable energy sector might be an exciting sector in terms of the scale of opportunities available and its disruptive nature, but from an investor...The renewable energy sector might be an exciting sector in terms of the scale of opportunities available and its disruptive nature, but from an investor...
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EROEI is all that matters, peak oil or no peak oil

May 18, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
Awright, this post has nothing to do with India, but it's something I thought I'd put down, for interest-sakes!If you are not one of those...Awright, this post has nothing to do with India, but it's something I thought I'd put down, for interest-sakes!If you are not one of those...
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Energy Savings Possibilities in India are Enormous

April 28, 2009

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
I can fully appreciate and agree with the following opinion from this post "How about investing 12,000 dollars a year, a payback time of nine...I can fully appreciate and agree with the following opinion from this post "How about investing 12,000 dollars a year, a payback time of nine...
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EAI Presentation @ Renewable Energy Finance – Singapore

September 4, 2010

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
I had the opportunity to be a speaker at the Renewable Energy Finance conference and seminar at Singapore a few months back. As many folks...I had the opportunity to be a speaker at the Renewable Energy Finance conference and seminar at Singapore a few months back. As many folks...
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EAI Presentation @ Renewable Energy Finance – Singapore

April 16, 2010

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
I had the opportunity to be a speaker at the Renewable Energy Finance conference and seminar organized by IBC Asia at Singapore earlier this week....I had the opportunity to be a speaker at the Renewable Energy Finance conference and seminar organized by IBC Asia at Singapore earlier this week....
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Developing Countries Will Be Largest Solar Markets In future

November 1, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
That just 1 percent of the world’s solar power production has been installed in the developing world is a “scandal for our industry,” said Michael...That just 1 percent of the world’s solar power production has been installed in the developing world is a “scandal for our industry,” said Michael...
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Creating Climate Wealth by Jigar Shah – Book Review

February 15, 2014

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
I had been wanting to read Jigar Shah's book Creating Climate Wealth for a while now. Jigar Shah is the founder of SunEdison, which pioneered...I had been wanting to read Jigar Shah's book Creating Climate Wealth for a while now. Jigar Shah is the founder of SunEdison, which pioneered...
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Climate Innovation Series from CLIMAFIX

April 25, 2024

CO3, Financial Investors, Innovations, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
CLIMAFIX, the division of EAI focussing on climate tech innovations, has been assisting Indian climate startups & innovators since 2022. CLIMAFIX also organizes the popular...CLIMAFIX, the division of EAI focussing on climate tech innovations, has been assisting Indian climate startups & innovators since 2022. CLIMAFIX also organizes the popular...
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Cleantech Innovation – Learning from the Proximity of Silicon Valley Ecosystem

November 27, 2013

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Innovations, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
I was in Silicon Valley last one week, and my cousin was kind enough to take me on a whirlwind tour of the silicon valley...I was in Silicon Valley last one week, and my cousin was kind enough to take me on a whirlwind tour of the silicon valley...
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CEO Insights: Illumine-i Industries’ Journey to Sustainable Growth Through Bootstrapping

April 18, 2024

Financial Investors, Interviews, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Types of Insights, Videos
From its inception to its current focus on sustainability and growth, this conversation offers valuable insights into the entrepreneurial landscape and the power of... From its inception to its current focus on sustainability and growth, this conversation offers valuable insights into the entrepreneurial landscape and the power of...
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Cellulosic Ethanol in India – Status and Trends

September 12, 2010

Biofuels, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Those of you who have been following the biofuels industry world over will know that ethanol derived from cellulosic sources are expected to be the...Those of you who have been following the biofuels industry world over will know that ethanol derived from cellulosic sources are expected to be the...
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Capital Costs for Starch and Cellulosic Ethanol for Fuel Plants in India

December 26, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
What are the capital costs for setting up ethanol to fuel plants?The answer to this question depends on whether you are looking at deriving ethanol...What are the capital costs for setting up ethanol to fuel plants?The answer to this question depends on whether you are looking at deriving ethanol...
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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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Can innovative sales and financing models accelerate EV adoption significantly?

January 20, 2021

CO3, Corporate Leaders, E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, Financial Investors, Financing options, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series It was said that the stone age did not end because of the lack of...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series It was said that the stone age did not end because of the lack of...
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Buildings are responsible for 35% CO2 emissions

April 3, 2024

Energy Efficiency, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Materials, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Buildings are massive consumers of energy. In the US, they consume almost 75% of all electricity and are responsible for 35% of the country's CO2...Buildings are massive consumers of energy. In the US, they consume almost 75% of all electricity and are responsible for 35% of the country's CO2...
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Biopolymers and Bioplastics – A Disruptive Business Opportunity in India and Worldwide?

January 29, 2014

Bioplastics, CO3, Corporate Sustainability, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Materials, Pollution, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Waste Management
I have been watching the bioplastics and biopolymers market with great interest last few years. And I am sure I am not alone. Plastics has...I have been watching the bioplastics and biopolymers market with great interest last few years. And I am sure I am not alone. Plastics has...
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Biomethanation in India – Biogas Potential, Trends and Prospects

December 26, 2009

Biogas & CBG, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Biogas is primarily methane that is generated from an anaerobic digestion of organic wastes by microorganisms. It is a relatively simple and economical method to...Biogas is primarily methane that is generated from an anaerobic digestion of organic wastes by microorganisms. It is a relatively simple and economical method to...
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Between battery charging and swapping, which will become dominant by 2030?

January 20, 2021

Batteries, Corporate Leaders, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Some years back, when most of us thought electric vehicles were far into the future, a...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Some years back, when most of us thought electric vehicles were far into the future, a...
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Backing Down Wind Mills in Tamil Nadu – There are two sides to every coin

August 26, 2015

Chennai, Coal, Electricity Generation and Transmission, Financial Investors, Gas, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Onshore Wind, Policies and Regulations, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
Read an interesting article in The Economic Times today how there is a tussle between wind power generators and private conventional power generators, with TANGEDCO...Read an interesting article in The Economic Times today how there is a tussle between wind power generators and private conventional power generators, with TANGEDCO...
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Are innovations possible in mature products such as electric motors?

January 20, 2021

CO3, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, EV Innovations, EV Motors, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series History tells us that the very first electric motor was made by Thomas Davenport of Vermont,...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series History tells us that the very first electric motor was made by Thomas Davenport of Vermont,...
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Are Green Sectors Indeed Blue?

December 26, 2013

Energy Investments, Financial Investors, Innovations, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
I get a number of people calling me almost on a regular basis with stars in their eyes - they want to start a business...I get a number of people calling me almost on a regular basis with stars in their eyes - they want to start a business...
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Are EV startups different from startups in other industries?

January 20, 2021

Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, EV Companies and Startups, EV Innovations, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Strategy
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series E-mobility and electric vehicles present an exciting domain for startups. For many bright brains from the sciences and...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series E-mobility and electric vehicles present an exciting domain for startups. For many bright brains from the sciences and...
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Are durable bioplastics the real growth story for the bioplastics sector?

February 6, 2017

Bioplastics, CO3, Corporate Leaders, Emerging Cleantech Areas, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Materials, Net Zero by Narsi, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Introduction The motivational driver to the innovation of bioplastics technology was to tackle our addiction to the disposable-everything habit. The disposable-everything eased our lives, but...Introduction The motivational driver to the innovation of bioplastics technology was to tackle our addiction to the disposable-everything habit. The disposable-everything eased our lives, but...
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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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Addressing Hurdles and Propelling Progress in the Low-Carbon Food Industry: Expert Insights

April 15, 2024

Agriculture & Forestry, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Food & Beverages, Low Carbon Food & Agri, Net Zero by Narsi, Panel Discussions, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Videos
Industry leaders engaged in a comprehensive exploration of the challenges and solutions within the low-carbon food sector. Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi), Director, EAI, moderated the... Industry leaders engaged in a comprehensive exploration of the challenges and solutions within the low-carbon food sector. Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi), Director, EAI, moderated the...
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A 900 MW Power Plant Running on Biomass? It Could be a Reality in Five Years!

August 6, 2012

Biomass for Heating & Power, Biomass Power, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
I thought I was never going to see the day when a large power plant would run entirely on biomass. You can understand my pessimism...I thought I was never going to see the day when a large power plant would run entirely on biomass. You can understand my pessimism...
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300 GW – India’s Onshore Wind Power Potential. Aha, finally.

September 13, 2015

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Onshore Wind, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
Until a few years back, when someone asked me about the total potential of India's wind power, I had to give two answers: One was...Until a few years back, when someone asked me about the total potential of India's wind power, I had to give two answers: One was...
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3 climate finance shifts I suggest

April 3, 2024

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi
As I have been raving wild against the finance & investment community the last few days - some over here and a lot more with...As I have been raving wild against the finance & investment community the last few days - some over here and a lot more with...
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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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2 years to save the world…do we have 2 minutes for this?

April 27, 2024

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi
The UN Climate Chief Simon Stiell recently announced, in rather dramatic tones, that we have just 2 years to save the world from climate change. If you...The UN Climate Chief Simon Stiell recently announced, in rather dramatic tones, that we have just 2 years to save the world from climate change. If you...
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