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Seminar on ’fuel energy from plastic waste’ held

05 November 2015

PORT BLAIR: A seminar was organized on 04.11.2015 at the conference hall of Port Blair Municipal Council to explore the possibilities of making plastic waste into fuel energy.  Mr. M. O. Garg, Director, CSIR, Indian Institute Of Petroleum, Dehradun, said that the technology is under process to install its maiden unit and it will be made available within a year…

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November 6, 2015 at 8:04 pm

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‘India needs lot of energy at cheap rates’

28 September 2012

DEHRADUN: Power is essential for facilitating development and a nation like India needs a lot of energy and that too at cheap rates. Presently, power is not available on a large scale from the existing energy sources, said Indian Oil Corporation Limited chairman and managing director RS Butola while addressing the gathering at the Indian Institute of Petroleum in a function organised to mark the 70th foundation day of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Dehradun on Thursday.

Addressing the gathering, Butola said that many board members and top officials of the IOCL have undergone training at the IIP. Many of the technologies and products developed in IIP are now used in various refineries across the nation, he added…

Read more: http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/dehradun/97783-india-needs-lot-of-energy-at-cheap-rates.html

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October 1, 2012 at 7:08 am

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Indian Institute of Petroleum’s 52nd Foundation Day celebrated

14 April 2012

A function was held to commemorate the 52nd Foundation Day of Indian Institute of Petroleum in Dehradun on Saturday and also launched the website of IIP on this occasion.  Scientists also expressed their concern over the brain drain and said that India has a huge potential for producing world class scientists.

After congratulating director IIP Dr OP Garg and scientists, ONGC Chairman, Sudhir Vasudeva, said that this is yet another milestone in your quest for excellence in research and development and reiterates your resolve to dedicate yourselves with renewed vigour toward ensuring energy security for our Nation…..

Read more: http://dailypioneer.com/state-editions/dehradun/57708-indian-institute-of-petroleums-52nd-foundation-day-celebrated.html

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April 18, 2012 at 7:55 am

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Plastic to fuel the environment

18 January 2012

PANAJI: A successful chemical recycling experiment to convert polyolefin waste, comprising plastic bags and packaging into LPG, gasoline and diesel spells hope for Goa in treating a bulk of its non-biodegradable garbage into a useful resource.

A pilot plant in council of scientific and industrial research-Indian institute of petroleum (CSIR-IIP) Dehra Dun can produce 300g per hour of fuel. “If pulverized waste polymers (plastic) are fed into the plant, gas and liquid fuel comes out,” K N Ponnani, a faculty member in chemical engineering department of Bits Pilani K K Birla Goa campus said……

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-01-18/goa/30638480_1_wastes-plastic-demonstration-plant

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January 22, 2012 at 7:05 am

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Scientists at IIP produce petrol from plastic

16 November 2011

DEHRADUN: A team of scientists at the Indian Institute of Petroleum [IIP] here has developed a new technology to convert environmentally-hazardous plastic into petroleum products. After nearly a decade-long experiments, the team of six scientists of IIP led by its Director Madhukar Omkarnath Garg has managed to achieve a breakthrough in developing a “combination of catalysts” which can convert the plastic either into gasoline or diesel or aromatics along with LPG as a common byproduct.

“We believe it is a big achievement of our scientists to produce petroleum products from waste plastics,” IIP spokesman S.K. Sharma said here on Wednesday.

GAIL, which has sponsored the entire project, is also exploring the economic viability of the project in order to produce the petroleum products on mass-scale, scientists said…..

Read more: http://english.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/contentView.do?contentId=10441275&programId=1073750974&tabId=1&contentType=EDITORIAL

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November 17, 2011 at 6:09 am

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LPG, diesel from plastic waste soon a reality

21 January 2011

PUNE: One kg plastic waste can produce 800 ml diesel and 200 ml liquefied petroleum gas. The Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIPL), Dehradun, is working on this project which will be commercialised in 18 months, IIPL director M O Garg said on Thursday.

A memorandum of understanding was signed at the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) between the institute, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), USA.

The signatories will work on combustion characteristics of future fuels and engine development. Garg said that a demo-unit will be ready in eight months. “At present, data is being collected. The products will confirm to Bharat Stage III and IV norms,” he added……

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/LPG-diesel-from-plastic-waste-soon-a-reality/articleshow/7330035.cms#ixzz1Bg4Z0hIY

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January 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm

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SwRI, India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Sign Strategic Alliance Agreement

20 January 2010

SAN ANTONIO–Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) today signed a three-year Strategic Alliance Agreement in Pune, India, to cooperate in the development of novel technologies in fuels research and engine development projects.

The agreement between SwRI and CSIR, through its Indian Institute of Petroleum Laboratory (IIP), allows for the two research and development organizations to establish a Center of Excellence in “Combustion Characteristics and Emissions of Future Fuels and Engine Development.” The agreement also encourages SwRI to support CSIR/IIP in developing lubricant evaluation facilities, to cooperate with CSIR/IIP on work for Indian clients, to utilize IIP facilities and expertise in projects run by SwRI, to submit joint R&D projects to the INDO-US Forum for Science & Technology and other governmental agencies in India for funding, and to work together to create joint proposals for organizing seminars in India and the United States.

“Engine, vehicle and emissions research and development is growing at a rapid pace in India. Along with increased research in fuels and lubricants required for end use, the strategic alliance with IIP will help accelerate that trend, not only for introduction and use in India, but for potential export,” said Bruce Bykowski, vice president of SwRI’s Engine, Emissions and Vehicle Research Division…..

Read more: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110120006690/en/SwRI-India%E2%80%99s-Council-Scientific-Industrial-Research-Sign

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January 21, 2011 at 5:32 am

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Centre asked to mop up oil spills

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By Bashir Pathan

22 August 2009

GANDHINAGAR: The oil spill across a 100-km swath on the south Gujarat coast early this month served as a wake up call for the Gujarat government. It has now sought Centre’s help to deal with recurring oil spill incidents in the Gulf of Kutch, which threatens the marine bio-diversity in the National Marine Park and Sanctuary.

At a meeting of Environment and Forest ministers of all states convened by the Union Environment Minister in New Delhi last week, Gujarat Forest Minister Mangu Patel urged the Centre to set up a modern system in the Gulf of Kutch to prevent and mitigate such accidents.

…….Confirming this, a senior official in the department told The Indian Express on Friday that it was clear from the Coast Guard’s report that the spillage was caused by crude oil. “We have collected the samples of tar balls from the coast, and sent them to the Indian Institute of Petroleum at Dehradun for a detailed analysis of the same,” said the official……Read complete news item..

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August 22, 2009 at 10:23 am

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Special team to investigate oil spill

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AHMEDABAD: The department of environment has formed a special team to investigate into the mysterious oil spill that has lined the coastal areas of South Gujarat.

“A committee has been formed consisting of Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB), National Institute of Oceanography, Coast Guard officials and Gujarat forest and environment department to look into the matter and the report should be out in 4-5 days. Besides, ISRO has been asked to submit a satellite report, while GMB and Gujarat Pollution Control Board have been asked to clean the beaches falling in the latitudes between Navsari and Tithal immediately. The waste is not found to be toxic now as it contains oxygen pores. While the residue is based out of oil, it cannot be said whether it is burnt oil or compressed oil because it has been floating on the water since a week now. We are also investigating and taking into consideration all the pipelines located in the area,” SK Nanda, principal secretary, state forests and environment, said.

The samples collected have been sent to the Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun. Read complete article….

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August 11, 2009 at 11:34 am

Posted in IIP, NIO

University boffins in Huddersfield work on fuel project with India

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EXPERTS at Huddersfield University have teamed up with researchers in India on a project to make engine oils more efficient.

Despite being more than 4,000 miles apart, they have embarked on a joint project to develop additives to engine oils which could bring big environmental benefits.

The additives – made from synthetic materials – would coat engine components, reducing friction, prolonging engine life and cutting fuel consumption.

The two-year project has attracted funding from the UK Indian Educational Research Initiative – formed in 2006 by then Prime Minister Tony Blair to further educational links between Britain and India.

A link has been forged between Huddersfield University’s departments of automotive engineering and chemical and biological sciences and the Indian Institute of Petroleum.

The institute has 100 scientists based at Dehadrun in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Earlier this summer, Dr John Fieldstone, Dr Rakesh Mishra and Prof Rob Brown made their first planning visit to the IIP.

Indian scientists will pay a return visit in the autumn when they will tour the university’s world-class facilities, such as its automotive laboratory.

A spokesman for the university said: “The twin results of this project should be reduced fuel consumption and increased engine life, both of which would lead to significant environmental benefits”.

Source: http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local-west-yorkshire-news/2009/08/08/university-boffins-in-huddersfield-work-on-fuel-project-with-india-86081-24346599/

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August 8, 2009 at 5:13 pm

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