The Power of Shunya: India's Renewable Energy Growth Potential - Season 2 # EP - 12 Part 2

The Power of Shunya: India's Renewable Energy Growth Potential – Season 2 # EP – 12 Part 2



India's urban areas turn out a staggering 55 million tons of municipal solid waste every year imagine if there was a way of generating electricity that ensures that less of this waste actually reaches our landfills what if I told you that every time you take out the trash you're throwing away energy proving that fruit and vegetable byproducts can be a potential source of fuel is green power systems a clean tech company based in Bangalore green paws innovation the bio Olga is proudly India's first viable biogas – energy solution let's see how green power systems is working towards achieving Cheniere waste every kitchen generates food scraps for disposal according to statistic organic waste constitutes 60% of total municipal waste in India rough estimates address that a commercial kitchen generates anywhere between 300 to 500 kilograms of kitchen waste daily showing us the true value of these scraps is a Bangalore based company green power systems their innovative bio Oranje plant provides a viable waste energy solution designed for urban kitchen establishments how did the bio Oranje plant specifically come about in response to the waste issue that you were trying to address if you look at the waste numbers and all it's a very City centric problem for instance 25 percent of the country's waste comes from Delhi Mumbai and Kolkata known and again within those cities a very large chunk of the waste comes from the bulk paste generators so at the same time if I were to say that we want to enable to start off with only the bulk waste generators in the top cities that is still realizable and that is what we started off with the idea behind by Olga was to build a viable summation an economically viable solution for urban establishments which they could have at their premises reaching out to over 1.3 million children in nine states of India except Astra is one of the largest school meal programs in the world this kitchen in Bangalore delivers a hundred thousand meals to children per day generating a mammoth waste every day but the bio Oranje plant installed in campus ensures that every organic scrap counts what are the benefits of this plant see after the installing the buyer would test how maybe every year we are saying around 14 lakhs as a used to purchase almost 70 cylinders every month and that is almost 10 percent of our cooking 90% of our cooking goes through the steam that we generate and 10% of cooking is through the gas so all this 10 percent is being saving us the 15 lakhs which we are saving is feeding for almost by lights and everything the biochar plant is helping Akshay Patra attain the goal of zero organic waste but just how does this reactor convert bio waste into bio CNG organic waste is coming into this big box like container yeah what happens next so inside this the base is digested over a period of two to two and a half weeks if you look at it you won't get to know what's happening actually it's a controlled reaction but but through our health monitoring we get to know what is happening inside the reactor as far as the gas is concerned it goes to one of these two temporary balloons that we have here the moment they are filled up again they have pressure sensors inside the moment they have filled a bear filled up it sends a trigger the pressure sensor sends a trigger to the control logic which is the heart of the solution which in turn compresses the gas and stores the gas in a precious Internet Nick kept next to the kitchen the bio ogia plant generates up to 70 kilograms of lpg from one ton of food waste and can be set up in both residential and commercial kitchens some of the other key features include the fact that this is a plug-and-play biogas system which needs no civil work its unmanned has no order and requires zero consumption of water where are your other installations give us a sense of just how far you've spread now so in India we are there in seven states right now we have around 12 installations we are in Andhra Pradesh where we have four systems including a mini power plant we are in Rajasthan we are in Orissa we are in Gujarat we are setting up in Kerala Tamil Nadu and so the soup an India we do in North India we have three installations in the South Bay of the remaining nine and in the next six months we plan to be in four more states including possibly Jammu and Kashmir it's compact effective and economical by Oh Olga has what it takes to whip up a renewable energy solution in Indian kitchens we have given a solution which which has a zero waste footprint for Akshay vodka zero fossil fuel footprint and with respect to waste again a zero carbon footprint we're back with dr. Ron Jain patnik director of the DuPont knowledge Center at Hyderabad dr. pat nyuk let's start with c6 energy essentially generating biofuels from seaweed what do you make of this innovation how far could it go I really am very fascinated by the concept of converting something that grows in the sea that to in the water and make it to a transportation biofuel that can run cars and motors in the land and I think if you look at India the pressure and the land is humongous not only for economic development that is already going on the population pressure so where do we look for the next generation of feedstocks and in that sense I think this idea catches the imagination of looking into the oceans into the sea and harvesting a unique variety of feedstock and then converting it into biofuels and this magnitude and the scale is unimaginable green path systems the bio Oranje plant comment on this innovation and whether or not you think it has widespread potential in India you know this one also catches my imagination in the other direction when you will look at c6 energies looking into the ocean the scale of things and what energy is about is that how you can also create energy in the very localized manner even in a small and therefore the bio or the concept of customizing waste into energy in very localized areas distributed way is quite fascinating because it now all of a sudden makes energy accessible to everybody in the world and converting waste into trash at the point of creation also helps quite a bit the logistics of moving waste and putting it somewhere to dispose it is another challenge that doesn't have to be dealt if a bio ogia does scale up in numbers and the adoption rate increases and the economic viability of such a concept comes to fruition it would be a game-changer can you imagine a future for India which is part entirely a hundred percent by renewable energy with zero environmental impact shoonya environmental impact if I were to stretch my imagination and my personal belief would be why not if you really think about India being a large country its energy demands a huge is complex but so are its natural resources the wind the energy the oceans the biomass availability and the varieties of biomass and the magnificent rate at which technology is coming into place I don't see why it cannot be drilling towards that concept of zero dependence on fossil fuel we're back with Ravi Kellis of Mithra energy on the part of Sonia quest for zero articulate just how important science and technology is for the future of renewables in India so I would say the renewable energy sector within the larger energy sector has seen the most impact of science of technology and going forward it is going to have even greater impact let's take solar for example the price of solar panels has fallen by a factor of almost 10 times over the last 10 or 15 years it's a dramatic change when you compare that the new bids for thermal plants in India the price for power is around 6 rupees so we are almost at grid parity even on solar today this is the power of Sonia quest for zero what is your vision for India's renewable energy sector in shoonya terms I think that India has a very realistic chance of being the world's superpower in renewable energy and our quest for 0 should be that the 0 countries ahead of India in renewable energy terms well certainly heartening to hear what you have to say about India's renewable future thanks very much for joining us on the part of Sonia quest for zero there's no doubt that a larger push is needed to boost renewables in India where energy demand is expected to double over the next 20 years India has a long way to go before waste energy solutions become the preferred method of waste disposal but over the past hoffa we have seen two innovators who are striving to achieve just that this not just reduces carbon emissions it also ramps up energy access that's it on this edition of DuPont presents the power of shunya pressed 4-0 a show that celebrates science and innovation technologies that could secure our future human ingenuity that could reduce our challenges to zero till next week then goodbye

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2 thoughts on “The Power of Shunya: India's Renewable Energy Growth Potential – Season 2 # EP – 12 Part 2

  1. Nice video! How about Sea6 Seaweed + GPS BioUrja biogas tech = Bio-CNG for Vehicles! We already have company fitted CNG vehicles instead why not use Bio-CNG?

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