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CleanTech Special 2015

CleanTech Special 2015

How the world of big data is saving resources

Aug 03, 2015

Welcome to the world of big data, which is helping governments, global corporations and municipal bodies address resource challenges and drive the use of clean technologies.

Indira Paryavaran Bhawan (Photograph by Vivan Mehra)

A sneak peek into India's first zero-energy building

Aug 02, 2015

Indira Paryavaran Bhawan in New Delhi is India's first zero-energy building. A zero-energy building uses much less energy than conventional buildings.

Firms bank on next-gen tech for green vehicles

Jul 31, 2015

Automakers are also working to reduce the size of engines and weight of the car's body to lower fuel usage. Compact engines mean lesser displacement, lower friction and so lesser loss of energy.

Baroruchi Mishra (left), VP-Engineering (East), Shell Projects and Technology, and Laxmi Narasimhan, GM, Centre for Novel Catalytic Materials at Shell's Bangalore R&D Centre. (Photo: Nilotpal Baruah)

How Shell India plans to make fuel from garbage

Jul 31, 2015

A catalyst being developed by Shell Technology Centre Bangalore (STCB), one of the three tech hubs of Shell besides the ones in Houston and Amsterdam, holds out the promise of converting agricultural and municipal waste into liquid transport fuel.

The world's tallest hybrid wind tower that Suzlon Energy has set up in Kutch, Gujarat

Firms adopt cutting-edge tech for green energy

Jul 29, 2015

Hundreds of companies across the world are spending a lot of time and money to make production of renewable energy more efficient to close the price gap with energy from conventional sources such as coal.

Capital woes: Delhi is consistently under the scanner, globally, for its poor air quality and smog-filled skyline

Cleantech could help us tackle global warming

Jul 29, 2015

Realising that clean technologies will be its primary weapon to win the battle against global warming, India has put in place certain measures. Supercritical thermal power plants and technology to convert garbage into fuel are some of them.

Founding Members of Proklean: (L to R) B. Chandrashekhar, Technical Director; S.S. Pillai, CEO; and Vishwadeep Kuila, Marketing Director

Firms bank on innovative technology to save water

Jul 28, 2015

While the Netherlands-based Dutch Rainmaker is capturing fresh water droplets through wind turbines, Proklean Technologies, which operates out of Chennai, is bringing about a revolution by replacing water-polluting toxins with biodegradable solutions.

M.S. Swaminathan

Marching Towards Sustainable Agriculture

Jul 25, 2015

The development and application of environmentally benign clean technologies is an area where business houses can help through their CSR programmes