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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.

Question: 

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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