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.
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.
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.
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.