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CSIR-IIP Partners With UCOST To Implement Pine Needle Fuel Tech In Champawat

Under the directions and guidance of Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami, a significant Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Tuesday, 5th March. This pivotal agreement took place between CSIR Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, and UCOST under the aegis of the “Adarsh Champawat” mission. The MoU signifies a collaborative effort to address environmental challenges and promote sustainable development in the region.

Technologies for Grassroots Development

  • CSIR – Indian Institute of Petroleum will lead the implementation of two technologies: a briquetting unit and Improved Cookstoves.
  • The briquetting unit will have a capacity of producing 50 kilograms per hour using Pine Needles as raw material.
  • Additionally, 500 units of Improved Cookstoves will be distributed to rural households in Champawat.
  • These initiatives aim to address the need for sustainable fuel solutions while also contributing to environmental conservation efforts in the region.

Empowering Women through Energy Innovation

  • Briquetting unit in Champawat’s Energy Park empowers women.
  • Women’s involvement in Pine Needle briquette production fosters economic independence.
  • Briquettes provide sustainable fuel, reducing reliance on traditional sources.
  • Initiative promotes community development and environmental sustainability.

Harnessing Pine Needles for Environmental Conservation

  • It also plays an important role in forest fire prevention and environmental preservation.
  • Pine Needle briquettes provide a sustainable substitute for coal, lowering carbon emissions.
  • The institute’s technology optimizes Pine Needle usage for diverse applications, including domestic and industrial fuel.
  • Emphasis on eco-friendly practices drives Pine Needle utilization for sustainable development.

Towards Sustainable Development

  • Empower local communities through practical demonstrations, effective implementation, and skill development initiatives.
  • Provide comprehensive training and capacity building to stakeholders to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurship and sustainable employment opportunities.
  • Foster economic growth by promoting local entrepreneurship and skill development initiatives.

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