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New Technological Invention Turns Crop Waste to Biofuel

May 26, 2016
We nowadays get to hear a lot about carbon footprints (the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities) and ways to reduce it. Recently a group of scientists in Kashipur, Uttarakhand with the help of technology have come up with a new engineering invention that can reduce our Import bills as well as carbon footprints - an industrial plant that converts agricultural waste to biofuel.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, our Science Minister on the occasion of Earth Day, 22nd April 2016 inaugurated this plant that can convert upto 10 tonnes of crop waste daily into high value ethanol that can be blended with petrol to run vehicles.

Following is the NDTV coverage about this technological invention where our science minister told NDTV, "This second generation ethanol is being produced from so called agricultural waste which becomes an asset to the farmer. It helps the contentious issue of climate change and global warming. It helps us to reduce carbon emissions."

Annually India produces 300 million tonnes of agricultural waste a lot of which ends up being burnt leading to severe air pollution. Experts say, this plant generates almost 300 liters of alcohol for every 1000 kilograms of waste. It is also the most efficient technology solution in the world.

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