Archive for the ‘CIMFR’ Category
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……
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…….
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….
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…..
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….
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….
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……..