Category: Biomass

February 21, 2014

According to reports, all the city schools will begin a new chapter in decentralized waste management during the next academic year by installing biogas units on the campuses. The Kochi Corporation and Suchitwa Mission have joined hands in imparting the practical lessons in waste processing in city schools. Earlier, the local body had obtained the clearance from the State authorities for installing the plants in government schools within the city limits. It had also pushed the case of aided and unaided schools in the city as the second phase of the programme. The other day, the State government issued administrative sanction for installing biogas plants in 54 schools in the city li

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February 17, 2014

Novozymes A/S (NZYMB), the biggest producer of enzymes used for bio-fuels, states that Indian interest doubled in the past year, as costlier oil spurs demand for alternatives.“India could be one of the biggest markets for us in a few years,” said G.S. Krishnan, regional president for the Danish company. “The push will primarily come from the oil bill,” he added.The rupee’s 15% drop against the dollar in the past year has made oil imports more expensive, nudging the current-account deficit to a record last year and inflation to the highest in Asia. Imports meet 80% of Indian oil needs.

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