IIT Madras is planning to power thermal stations with paddy straw

NCCRD researchers at IIT Madras are working on an industry-academia collaboration to tackle stubble burning in states like Punjab and Haryana by using paddy straw to power thermal energy stations.

Speaking about this collaboration, Dr. R. Vinu, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras, said, “Apart from the development and optimization of combustion technology for the power plant, the JDA has got the objectives of directly extracting valuable chemicals and fuels like bio-char and bio-crude from the paddy straw via pyrolysis and hydrothermal liquefaction techniques.”

More details: https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/news/story/iit-madras-planning-to-power-thermal-stations-with-paddy-straw-reduce-stubble-burning-1628272-2019-12-14