GE takes IISc biomass tech for power plants in the US

A home-grown technology to generate electricity using biomass designed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is being taken to the US by General Electric. GE, which had licensed the biomass gasifier technology that generates … More →


UP to announce Biomass Energy Policy 2015

Uttar Pradesh is targetting 1,000 megawatt (mw) of biomass energy under the new UP Biomass Energy Policy 2015, which is being finalised. The government is mulling providing 100% stamp duty on acquiring private land for setting up biomass power plant. … More →

Ministry Of Environments & Forests Gov. Of India 2

Andaman to get biomass power plant: Javadekar

Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Wednesday that his ministry has allotted Rs. 5 crore for a biomass power plant in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Interacting with the media here, he said support … More →

University of California Berkeley

Sugarcane biomass used to produce ‘green’ jet fuel

Researchers, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a new method to produce ‘eco-friendly’ aviation fuel from sugarcane biomass that could lead to substantial cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. “We’ve combined chemical catalysis with life-cycle greenhouse … More →

Orient Green Power

Orient Green Power jumps on plans to demerge biomass business

Orient Green Power Company jumped 7.51% to Rs 13.75 at 14:10 IST on BSE after board will meet on 13 June 2015, to discuss the proposal of demerger of biomass business of the company to another entity. The company … More →

Swami Samarth Enterprises

Kindling the biomass flame

During the recession in 2008, Nashik-based metal fabrication firm Swami Samarth Enterprises found itself in the doldrums. Its order book shrank with its revenues, down from ₹50 lakh a month to ₹3 lakh. Just as … More →


Merck commissions biomass energy plant in Goa

German chemical and pharmaceutical company Merck, has commissioned a climate-neutral co-generation plant (a biomassplant) at its production site in Goa. The project is part of a company-wide climate protection program. Merck previously commissioned a new co-generation plant at its headquarters … More →

Empee Group

Empee Sugars board approves disinvestment of power business

Empee Sugars and Chemicals Ltd, the sugar business of Chennai-based Empee Group, has decided to disinvest its power business under Empee Power Company Ltd. The company also said that while a notice was sent by Andhra … More →

Sugarcane Breeding Institute

Sugarcane Breeding Institute develops ‘energy canes’

City-based Sugarcane Breeding Institute has developed energy canes, which are expected to give high yield and is being evaluated at Samalkot in Andhra Pradesh, a senior institute official said today. ‘Genotype I’, as against commercial … More →


Major fire breaks out at biomass waste power plant

A major fire broke out at a biomass waste power plant on Sunday afternoon in Shendra industrial area, destroying items worth lakhs of rupees. At the times of going to the press, the fire brigade … More →