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IIT Kharagpur Developed New Technology for Solid Waste

Published on August 02, 2019
Current context: IIT Kharagpur has developed a new technology which can generate energy from solid waste.
IIT Kharagpur Developed New Technology for Solid Waste
  • The solid waste energy conversion technology-Hydro Thermal Carbonization (HTC) is developed by researchers of IIT Kharagpur to convert solid waste to soil amendment and absorbent and biofuel.
  • With the present solid waste system, only 20-30% of organic solid waste gets converted/recycled to biofuel.
  • In this process, the moisture in the waste is used for the reaction to convert it into biofuels and also helps to curb air pollution.
  • The technology can be used by civic bodies and is accessible to common people.


Q.1 Which institute has recently developed the technology to convert solid waste into biofuels?
a. IIT Delhi
b. IIT kharagpur
c. IIT Bombay
d. IIT Rorkee
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