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NTPC to use biomass to co-fire coal-based power plants, cut emissions

Sources said the use of biomass co-firing technology generates renewable energy using agro residue based fuel and can be cost competitive with solar and wind power.

Domestic biomass burning deadliest source of air pollution: Study

That report had attributed over 1.1 million deaths recorded in 2015 to outdoor exposure to PM2.5, which are ultrafine air-borne particulates as tiny as 30 times the width of a human hair.


New technique develops carbon dioxide-free energy from fossil fuels

A new method developed by researchers allows fossil fuels to be converted into other products and energy, without giving out carbon dioxide.

Eco-friendly method can turn raw biomass into high value chemicals, pharmaceuticals

An international team of researchers, including from India and Bangladesh, has developed a cost-effective method of converting non-edible agricultural biomass, such as jute, or the waste by-product from food crops, into commercially valuable chemicals for food and pharmaceutical companies. Researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW), working with colleagues in India, Bangladesh and Taiwan who […]

66 per cent of India still relies on dung-based fuel to cook: UN

The 2011 population census of India estimates the number of rural households at 167.8 million.

Uttarakhand looks at pine needles for clean development

As climate change and its effects begin to dawn upon the world,clean development technologies has started finding more...