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India’s Line of Credit to Guinea for water and energy projects

On December 5th, the Indian government announced an extension of line of credit (LoC) to Guinea for 2 solar power projects. The Republic of Guinea is a country in Western Africa with its capital at Conarky. Only this year the Indian state had opened an embassy at Conarky. The LoC will also fund a water ..

Central Electricity Authority proposed Universal Feeder Code

The Central Electricity Authority/ CEA has proposed the implementation of a standardised Universal Feeder Code. A feeder is a power line that is used to transmit the electricity generated at the generating station to the sub-station. The electricity is then distributed to the consumers. The Indian states each use a different feeder code ranging from ..

India becomes most favoured destination for energy investments

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, India is among the top 10 FDI destinations in the world while addressing the investors in Abu Dhabi on 12 Nov at the roadshow organized by the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) to promote India as a favorable investment destination in the oil and gas sector . India presently being ..

Neeraj Sharma wins Australian government’s ‘Early career researcher of year 2019’ award

Indian-origin researcher, Dr Neeraj Sharma has won the Australian government’s  ‘Early Career Researcher of the Year (Physical Sciences)’ for developing next-generation battery systems such as sodium-ion battery that will leave minimal environmental impact. The awarded research explores inherently safe solid-state batteries, energy-dense lithium-sulfur batteries, dual function solar batteries and methods for recycling. DR. Sharma is ..

India’s 1st plant to convert paddy straw into compressed biogas (CBG) to come up in Karnal

India’s first plant to convert paddy straw into Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) will come up  at Gharaunda village in Karnal, Haryana. The biogas generated at the Indra Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) ‘s plant will be used as CNG in vehicles and as piped cooking gas and help fight menace of stubble burning in fields.  The ..

Researchers of UK develops renewable energy storage device

The researchers from Queen Mary institute of London have developed a new dielectric capacitor- a device that stores energy like a battery, taking inspiration from a French pastry. The croissant is made by folding multiple layers of dough. They found that by pressing and folding a polymer film capacitor, they were able to store 30 ..

IIT Madras inks pact with ExxonMobil to boost biofuel research

The IIT Madras has collaborated  with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (EMRE)  for research on energy and biofuels. The 5-year joint-research agreement focuses on biofuels, data analytics, gas conversion and transport, and is intended towards finding low-emission solutions.

Union government launches Prakash portal to monitor Coal supply

The Union government has launched a Prakash portal – ‘Power Rail Koyla Availability through Supply Harmony’ – for better coordination among the Ministries of Power, Coal and Indian Railways for coal supply to power plants. The portal, which is developed by NTPC, is designed to help in mapping and monitoring entire coal supply chain for ..