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Rice Mill Wastewater Cleaned by Energy Crop 

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August 4, 2019

J Umamaheswari and S Shanthakumar from the Vellore Institute of Technology show that it is feasible to upscale energy crop production with wastewater from rice mills – which otherwise would pollute the environment.

Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Palmyra sprouts biochar 

S Ramaprabhu’s Alternative Energy & Nanotechnology Lab in IIT Madras reports a method to store hydrogen at room temperature. A step towards making vehicles running on hydrogen fuel.

Titanium Nanoflower Evolution: Optimising morphology for solar cells

Researchers from the Shivaji University report gaining control on the morphology of titanium dioxide nano structures. Titanium dioxide crystals resembling cauliflowers are better for application in dye sensitised solar cells, they say.

Carbon Sequestration for Coal-based Power Plants

Coal based power plants generate huge amounts of carbon dioxide. What steps can the power plants take to reach zero emission standards? Scientists from NIT Rourkela show the way.

Zinc Oxide for Dye Sensitised Solar Cells

By doping zinc oxide with other metals, Chennai scientists make dye sensitised solar cells a more feasible and less costly energy harvester.

From the Frying Pan into the Engine? Cooking up biodiesel from waste oil

Producing biodiesel from waste cooking oil leads to raw glycerol as a by-product. The environmental concerns about the by-product is a deterrent to using waste oil as a raw material for biofuel. Scientists from Gujarat now have a solution that is music to restaurant chain owners.

Solar Cells with Nano-Needles: Flexible and Efficient

The efficiency of solar cells is like a jigsaw puzzle. All the pieces are disparate. Though the solution depends on every single piece available, the progress depends on some key pieces. The structure and arrangement of the nanoparticles is one such key piece in the puzzle that can lead us to quicker solutions. Rakesh Sonker,… Read More ›

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