October 28, 2021

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IIT-BBS bags innovation award at Inexperienced Charcoal Hackathon

Bhubaneswar: Incorporating yet another feather in its cap, the IIT-Bhubaneswar gained the Innovation award at the prestigious Inexperienced Charcoal Hackathon.

A workforce of the premiere technological institute led by Dr. Remya Neelanchery, Assistant Professor, SIF bagged the Innovation award and dollars prize at the Eco-friendly Charcoal Hackathon, a technological innovation challenge organized by Nationwide Thermal Electric power Plant (NTPC) and Energy Efficiency Products and services Restricted (EESL).

The function has been organized with a motto to rapidly track the development of technologies to convert agro residue to charcoal in the pursuit of cutting down carbon foot print. The function of the function is to bridge the technological know-how gap with the key objective to clear the air by getting rid of farm fire, develop renewable vitality from agro residues, market neighborhood entrepreneurship and boost the profits of farmers. The competition has witnessed extraordinary submissions from throughout the country.

Talking about the distinct accomplishment, Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT-Bhubaneswar complemented the winning workforce and wished that participation and successful results in being a practice at the institute. He even more talked about that every single faculty member of the institute need to strive to foster ground breaking imagining and creative imagination amongst their students, in lecture rooms, laboratories and further than. He reiterated that the institute feels proud by frequently boosting the benchmarks on all fronts including internationalisation of tutorial programmes, intercontinental collaborations on exploration of substantial industrial and societal relevance.

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The award successful workforce, Dr Remya Neelancherry, Shardul Narde (MTech college student) and Neha Shukla (analysis scholar) developed a microwave torrifier and pelletizer plant to generate 100 kg/d of charcoal from rice straw, just one of the agricultural residues. The crew offered the full process and instrumentation of microwave torrifier, torrefaction operation specifics and company design canvas.

The designed technological innovation is capable of converting agro residue to charcoal at a more rapidly rate as opposed to standard system. In addition, the charcoal pellets attained from the method confirmed heating worth similar to that of coal. Together with this beautiful achievement, the workforce will also get fiscal help from NTPC for the advancement of device prototype on the basis of mutually acknowledged phrases and problems.