Biomass Current Affairs, GK & News

National Bio Energy Programme

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy announced recently that the National Bio Energy Programme will be implemented until 2025-26. What is National Bio Energy Programme? The National Bioenergy Programme aims to promote bioenergy usage and create an investor-friendly ecosystem based on the circular economy. Bioenergy is derived from once-living organic materials called biomass that ..

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India’s first Biomass-based hydrogen plant

India’s first commercial-scale biomass-based hydrogen plant will be constructed in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. About Biomass-based hydrogen plant From 30 tonnes of biomass feedstock, Biomass-based hydrogen plant will produce a tonne of hydrogen per day. It will also produce biochar and methane. It will be put up with an investment of Rs 24 crore. Who ..

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Forest Fires of Amazon

A slew of forest fires have appeared in the rainforests of the Amazon, which causing large parts of the forest to go up in flames and has destroyed biomass accumulated over  millions of years of accumulated biomass in an instance. While forest fires in the Amazon are not new, this year a record 73000 forest ..

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Union Cabinet approves “Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN (Jaiv Indhan- Vatavaran Anukool fasal awashesh Nivaran) Yojana”

The Lignocellulosic biomass (or LC biomass) refers to plant biomass that is composed of carbohydrate polymers (cellulose, hemicellulose), and an aromatic polymer (lignin). It is the most abundantly available raw material on the Earth for the production of biofuels, mainly bio-ethanol. It is in news recently because the Union Cabinet has approved the “Pradhan Mantri ..

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Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) to be set up

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for the establishment of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) for conservation, protection and development of cows and their progeny. It will lead to the development of the cattle population in the country including the development and conservation of indigenous breeds. It will result in the growth of the livestock ..

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Black Carbon

Black Carbon is formed as a by-product of incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, bio-fuels and biomass. It is the strongest absorbent of light amongst all the components of particulate matter. Main Properties of Black Carbon It is directly emitted in the atmosphere as fine particles PM5. It is highly effective in absorbing solar energy and ..

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