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CSIR innovation complex to market techniques

29 September 2012

DHANBAD: The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) plans to market techniques and technology that would be available not only in the Indian market but also be accessible to the international market.

With its innovation complexes in Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai, CSIR will promote high-quality Indian expertise.

The Central Institute of Mining & Fuel Research (CIMFR), Dhanbad, along with five other institutes, will be included in the Kolkata innovation complex to display high-class techniques……

Read more: http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/ranchi/98044-csir-innovation-complex-to-market-techniques.html

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October 1, 2012 at 7:14 am

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CSIR technology award for CIMFR scientists

12 September 2012

DHANBAD: Renowned scientists of explosive and explosion laboratory, CIMFR (Central Institute of Mining and Fuel research) Dr Sanjay Kumar Roy and Dr Rajeev Ranjan Singh have been bestowed with prestigious “CSIR Technology Award for Physical Sciences Including Engineering-2012”.

They bagged this award for their contribution in “Development of non-Nitroglycerine based Explosive — Cord System Suitable for Use in Blasting Gallery method” which gave a new life to Blasting Gallery method in India contributing approx 2.0 million tonne coal per year…….

Read more: http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/ranchi/93995-csir-technology-award-for-cimfr-scientists.html

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September 19, 2012 at 9:46 am

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CIMFR-CSIR launches course on mine safety engineering

06 September 2012

The Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research and Central Scientific and Innovative Research launched M Tech -PhD course on Mines Safety Engineering on Wednesday.

Ten students from all over the country became the founder student of the newly launched course.

Dr Amalendu Sinha, Director, CSIR-CIMFR, inaugurated the course on Wednesday. While addressing the ceremony, he said that these ten students have become the part of a landmark in the organisation and will be always remembered….


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September 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm

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Dhanbad scientist comes up with clean-water formula

28 May 2012

RANCHI: A scientist of the Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR), Dhanbad has come up with a solution to clean the water discharge from coal mines and washeries by merely spending Rs 5,000 and setting up a treatment plant.

Anjanee Kumar, the scientist, claims that if a big plant is set up it can even help make the Damodar river pollution-free…..

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-05-28/ranchi/31876603_1_washeries-treatment-plant-polluted-water

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May 31, 2012 at 4:51 am

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City scientist honoured for mining innovations

13 March 2012

NAGPUR: When we talk hi-tech, we don’t generally visualize mining industry that is perceived to be a traditional one. Yet, mining technology has changed by leaps and bounds in the last few decades improving the productivity as well as safety. A city scientist More Ramulu from the Central Institute for Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR), who has contributed immensely in this field, has received the prestigious National Geoscience Award in recognition for his work….

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/City-scientist-honoured-for-mining-innovations/articleshow/12242209.cms

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March 13, 2012 at 7:51 pm

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CLRD Experts on methane talk at CIMFR

18 October 2011

DHANBAD: Experts of fuel and mining from different parts of the country on Monday debated on the use of methane as source of energy and felt the gas from coal mines in the country can be tapped through “carbon capture” to help reduce air pollution.

A workshop on coal bed methane has been jointly organized by the Central

Institute of Mining and Fuel Research and the US’s United Protection Agency from Monday. About 35 experts are attending the workshop which will conclude on October 21.

Amlendu Sinha, the CIMFR director, while inaugurating the workshop said earlier methane was left in the environment causing air pollution. Now, technologies have been developed through which alternate application of the gas can be made. Methane is hazardous if it is left in the coalmines as it can lead to fire, and it can be hazardous, too, if left in the environment. Now, the scientists have developed carbon capturing through which the methane left in the air can be captured and used as source of energy for the vehicles too….

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/CLRD-Experts-on-methane-talk-at-CIMFR/articleshow/10397731.cms

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October 19, 2011 at 6:52 am

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SC refuses to lift ban on mining by Lafarge in Meghalaya

26 April 2010

The Supreme Court today refused to lift the stay on limestone mining by French cement giant Lafarge in the forests of Meghalaya till the Ministry of Environment and Forests submits a report on environmental compliance.

“Till the time appropriate reports are submitted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, we are not inclined to accept the report of MoEF and permit the mining,” a Special Forest Bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices S H Kapadia and Aftab Alam said.

The Ministry had recently filed an affidavit before the court stating that it had given the go-ahead on the condition that the company implement various welfare schemes for the locals.

The Bench was of the view that the Ministry’s report giving clearance for mining has not appreciated the recommendations of an expert committee that called for comprehensive bio-engineering plan, periodical assessment of flora and fauna and a time bound plan for biodiversity conservation of the area.

The court said it would consider lifting of the stay only after the four conditions mentioned in the report of the expert committee are fulfilled.

Among them, Lafarge has to submit detailed comprehensive bio-engineering plan of the area as per the suggestion of Central Institute of Mining & Fuel Research, Nagpur and National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur…..Read complete news item……..

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April 28, 2010 at 8:20 am

Posted in CIMFR, NEERI

CSIR looks back in pride

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By Praduman Choubey

10 October 2009

DHANBAD: The 67th foundation day of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the parent body of Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR), was celebrated here at the institute auditorium today.

A special lecture-cum-felicitation programme was held today. Speaking on the occasion, former director of the institute B.B. Dhar, who was the chief guest, emphasised on corporate social responsibility. Community development is an integral part of corporate social responsibility of a company, he said….Read complete news item…..

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October 10, 2009 at 3:15 pm

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Research light on coal use – Pilot plant to conduct study funded by CMPDIL

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By Praduman Choubey

27 August 2009

DHANBAD: More information will soon be available on usage of high ash Indian coal for various purposes, thanks to the Digwadih campus of the Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR).

Funded by Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited (CMPDIL), the institute is conducting a study on different types of high ash coal to offer suggestions on handling particular coal types, including those causing pollution.

A “pressurised bed gasification pilot plant” has been set up at the institute for carrying out the study. The scientists are focussing on problems faced during gasification — the process of extracting energy — from coal. After analysing the problems, they will suggest a technology to handle particular coal types…Read complete news item..

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August 28, 2009 at 5:56 am

Posted in CIMFR

Scientist banks on herb in flu fight

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By Praduman Choubey

21 August 2009

DHANBAD: At a time when the country is struggling to stall the death march of the H1N1 virus, a Dhanbad coal scientist claims that a medicinal plant can work as a vaccine against the disease.

Abhijeet Sarkar, a senior scientist of the fuel science department of Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR), Digwadih, is propagating the use of Amrita (Tinospora Cordifolia), which if taken along with basil (tulsi) for two-and-a-half-month can provide immunity against a host of diseases, including swine flu.

The chairman of the institute’s tree plantation committee, Sarkar said: “It can prove useful in a number of diseases such as tuberculosis, liver ailments, skin diseases, cough, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, common influenza and swine flu.” Read complete news item..

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August 21, 2009 at 6:12 am

Posted in CIMFR