Can someone tell me what is biomass? Is it just plants?

Category: Agriculture, Basic, Bio, Profession

Author : Admin September 2, 2016


Until I entered the field of cleantech, I had not heard of the term biomass. Wood, yes, plants, yes, crops, yes, even crop waste, yes, but biomass? Nopes, hadn’t heard of it. The first time I he...Read more

Are biofuels really good for the environment?

Category: Agriculture, Biofuels, Climate Change, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin August 30, 2016


Biofuels are fuels we get from plants. Thus they are fuels derived from renewable sources. They can replace the polluting diesel (through biodiesel) and gasoline (through ethanol) and play a signific...Read more

Can we use plant material to make plastics?

Category: Agriculture, Basic, Biopolymers, Profession

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


Most (almost all, actually) conventional plastics are made from petroleum – here’s a nice video on oil to plastics. With petroleum being a perishable resource, a question that arises is: ...Read more

How can agricultural waste provide sustainable materials and energy?

Category: Agriculture, Agro Waste, Biopolymers, Materials, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin August 27, 2016


The world generates millions of tons of agricultural waste every day. A country like India alone generates over a million tons of agricultural waste a day. A large portion of the agricultural waste ...Read more

What are energy plantations and why are they needed?

Category: Advanced, Agriculture, Agro Waste, Bio, Biomass Heating, Biomass Power, Profession

Author : Admin August 14, 2016


You would have heard about coconut plantations, palm plantations, rubber plantations and the like. But – energy plantations? Well, ugh, are these some super natural plantations that guzzle out ...Read more

What role can computer scientists and software professionals play in cleantech?

Category: Agriculture, Basic, Buildings, Efficiency, Profession

Author : Admin August 6, 2016


Cleantech and Infotech are coming together. Now, computer & IT professionals can contribute significantly to cleantech. Who doesn’t want to have a hand in saving the world? Fairly regularly...Read more

Can I make biofuels from agricultural waste?

Category: Agriculture, Biofuels, Biomass to Liquids, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin July 15, 2016


With the world generating millions of agricultural waste every DAY, a logical question that arises is: How best can we turn this waste into value? A related question is: If biofuels are produced fro...Read more

What is pyrolysis and what are its benefits?

Category: Advanced, Agriculture, Biomass Heating, Biomass to Liquids, Profession

Author : Admin April 12, 2016


Those working in the field of bio-energy regularly come across the term Pyrolysis. What does it mean, and what are its benefits? Pyrolysis refers to heating of biomass to a high temperature, but with ...Read more