03 Dec 2019
NABI-CIAB brings green solution to stubble burning menace
To deal with the major issue of crop stubble burning during harvesting season, a pilot plant has been setup at National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), Mohali campus to convert the paddy straw into green bio coal, which can be used as an alternative to fossil fuels.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting king Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf has officially launched this project yesterday (i.e. 02-12-2019) from New Delhi. This pilot project is an outcome of Indo-Sweden collaboration, wherein NABI has signed a MOU with Swedish Company Bioendev AB to setup this plant at NABI-CIAB campus. The plant uses the torrefaction technology which converts the Agri waste like paddy straw, corn stover, sugarcane bagasse, sorghum stover, wheat straw etc. into high energy density biocoal.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. T.R. Sharma, Executive Director, NABI said “The project will help to curb the carbon emission through stubble burning by 95%. He also thanked office of the PSA for choosing NABI to be a part of this important Indo-Sweden project”.