Archive for the ‘CSMCRI’ Category
01 October 2012
AHMEDABAD: The state-run Gujarat Livelihood Promotion Company has joined hands with Central Salt Marine & Chemical Research Institute to encourage seaweed cultivation along the state coast, which can be a source of livelihood for the local residents.
Council For Scientific and Industrial Research and CSMCRI have introduced the seaweed `Kappahycus Alvarezii’ in India. It finds application in several industries such as pet food, breweries, fertiliser, etc…..
10 September 2012
AHMEDABAD: A model solar farm will be established in Gujarat based on the internationally patented technology of Central Salt Marine & Chemical Research Institute (CSMCRI) to manufacture export-grade high purity salt….
17 July 2012
BHAVNAGAR: Those looking forward to having marine life in their aquariums need not go anywhere in search of seawater. Scientists at Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Bhavnagar, have developed a special marine salt to address their needs.
It is a solid form of artificial seawater which can be used for sustaining life in a marine aquarium. Director, CSMCRI, P K Ghosh said, “The objective was to meet the greater need of scientific community at large where seawater is not available for research.”
“We have sent the marine salt for experiments to various institutions as well as people who keep marine aquariums in their houses. We have received a very good response from them. Sea life survives with the help of this salt in a natural manner. The salt is basically a ‘solid form of the sea’. When dissolved, it turns fresh water to seawater. Since seawater contains many salts and micro-nutrients, getting the right salt at an affordable price is of critical importance. This salt would be cheaper and available at around Rs 15 per kg,” Ghosh said……
20 May 2012
AHMEDABAD: After a successful maiden project in Amreli, a patented salt-making process that has more than tripled the income of agariyas (traditional salt workers) there is likely to be extended to salt works in the Little Rann of Kutch (LRK) near Patan this year.
Developed by scientists from the Bhavnagar-based Central Salt and Marine Chemical Research Institute (CSMCRI), a Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratory, the process not only improves salt quality but makes use of by-products that were earlier simply thrown away…..
17 April 2012
AHMEDABAD: The Tavera travelled 201 km with an average mileage of 11.16 per km under full load condition. But what set this journey, which began in Delhi, aside from countless others, was the fact that the
vehicle was not running on conventional fossil fuel!
It was running on neat (B100) biodiesel prepared from cultured marine microalgae in solar salt pans of CSIR-CSMCRI (Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar), Gujarat……
11 April 2012
RAJKOT: Devaliya lion safari park, 12 km away from Sasan-Gir, is all set to go for 100 per cent pollution-free. The forest department has decided to use biodiesel made from jatropha to run all tourists vehicles used to take tourists for lions’ sighting in the park.
The forest department has ordered 12,000 litres for biodiesel from Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI) in Bhavnagar.
“Biodiesel helps immensely in reducing carbon emission. We want to promote this fuel so that it can be used on a larger scale. The biodiesel prepared by CSMCRI is a proven technology. We wish that other forest departments in the country are also able to adopt this model,” director, CSMCRI, P K Ghosh said.
CSMCRI officials said they charge Rs 75 per litre on the basis of not-for-profit purpose and to promote the use of biodiesel as an environment-friendly fuel option….
05 April 2012
BHAVNAGAR: Scientists at the Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Bhavnagar, have developed double fortified salt (DFS), which they believe will be a boon for those suffering from iron deficiency or anemia.
“We have developed an innovative route for fortification of salt with iodine and iron using inorganic matrix compound which exhibits white colour and retains its concentration intact over a long period of time. The salt has been tested for its stability under varying climatic conditions and the nutrients are found to be quite stable even under extreme atmospheric conditions,” Dr P K Ghosh, director, CSMCRI, told TOI…….