D.Radhakrishnan

Udhagamandalam: In keeping with the ongoing efforts in the tea sector to bring down the cost of production by promoting alternative energy sources, an initiative to produce energy from human waste was set in motion by the Tea Board at the Highfield Estate near Coonoor on Thursday.

Bengaluru, March 14: A chemical engineer from the city is on a mission to promote the use of green energy. Avinash Narayanaswamy, chemical engineer and postgraduate in sustainable energy technology from the University of Twente in Netherlands, will drive 17,000 km from London to Mongolia in a vehicle run entirely on bio-fuel derived out of waste vegetable oil.

Bibhuti Barik

BHUBANESWAR: The inhabitants 65 tribal families of remote Kolha village in Dhenkanal district never thought of experiencing the joy of electricity in their lifetime.

But now with indigenously developed straight vegetable oil (SVO) technology, they would fulfil their long-standing desire.

NEW DELHI: Power distribution company BSES on Wednesday signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with Timarpur-Okhla Waste Management Company Private Limited (TOWMCL) to buy electricity from the Capital

New Delhi: In an apparent bid to diversify its power supply mix toward renewable energy sources, BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) will buy half the power generated by the 16-mw, municipal solid waste-based, power plant being set up by the Timarpur-Okhla Waste Management Company Private Limited (TOWMCL) in Delhi.

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) on Monday approved a 57 per cent raise in rates for power supplied from bagasse-based co-generation projects in the state, from Rs 3.05 to Rs 4.79 a unit.

The municipal solid waste generation is increasing in urban areas. The incineration of organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) with high moisture content and low calorific value is not environmentally, techno-commercially viable option for energy recovery.

Building on its current strengths and a capacity of 2400MW Karnataka intends to establish a dynamic renewable sector with emphasis on different forms of generation-wind, mini hydro, biomass, cogeneration and solar. This renewable energy policy aims at systematic and faster development of Renewable Energy sources to achieve a capacity of 6600 MWs by 2014.

In accordance with the fast growing population, the demand for energy and the discharge of waste are increasing day by day. The only remedy to the energy crisis is the use of alternative energy sources. And one of the best alternative ways is the generation of energy from waste, which is beneficial in several ways.

IT is possible to generate energy from every form of waste -- industrial, domestic and livestock -- and that too, on a large scale. This was the recurring theme at the international conference on "Waste to Energy" organised by the Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) on Monday.

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