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53% multi-layer plastic recycled, says MPCB; experts remain sceptical

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 30, 2019

Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) recently released data on the state’s efforts to recycle multi-layer plastic (MLP). According to the information made available to Hindustan Times, 53% of MLP waste generated in 2019 was processed as fuel. However, independent...

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‘Country can generate 2 billion tonnes of bio-diesel by 2022’

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 10, 2018

The country will emerge successful in meeting the global demands of clean and renewable energy sources with the prospect of generating two billion tonnes of bio-diesel by the year 2022,...

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NITI Aayog working on road map for full-scale methanol economy

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 6, 2018

As part of its initiative to promote clean energy and environment, government think-tank NITI Aayog today said it is preparing a road map for a full-scale implementation of methanol economy in...

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EST finalises contract to procure 40 electric buses for Rs 73 crore

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 26, 2018

BEST has finalised a contract to procure 40 electric vehicles 20 AC Midi and 20 non-AC Midi buses for Mumbai. The buses are being procured with around Rs 36 crore subsidy from the Centre under...

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Subject Tags: alternate fuel

360-degree plan to convert cattle dung into energy

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 22, 2018

First getting villagers to collect and treat it, then tapping entrepreneurs to set up plants to generate bio-gas and bio-CNG, pushing it to market through oil and gas marketing and then selling...

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Formulate comprehensive policy to stop stubble burning: NGT

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 21, 2018

The National Green Tribunal today directed Delhi and four northern states to formulate a comprehensive policy for providing incentives and infrastructural assistance to farmers to stop them from...

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IIT Kharagpur researchers develop new technology to manufacture biofuel

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 1, 2017

Researchers at IIT Kharagpur have developed a new technology which will change the way biofuel is manufactured by making the process cheaper, quicker and pollution-free.


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Scientists use solar power to produce hydrogen from biomass

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 16, 2017

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a technique that uses solar power to produce clean hydrogen from biomass.


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Australia’s iconic gum trees could be used to create jet fuel

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 19, 2016

Australian scientists believe they may soon be able to use the country’s iconic gum trees to develop enough renewable jet fuel for up to 5 per cent of the world’ s aviation industry....

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MNRE to allocate Rs. 142 crore for National Biogas and Manure Management Programme

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 3, 2016

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced that it is implementing the National Biogas and Manure Management Programme (NBMMP) for setting up of family type biogas plants in rural and...

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Subject Tags: alternate fuel , biogas , MNRE