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Oct 31, 2009

Power generation from Trees !!

Bio-Fuels Technologies India Private Limited has joined hands with the U.S.-based Clenergen Corporation for generating power from trees.Power generated from coal and hydel projects, atomic power plants and wind mills are not adequate to meet the ever increasing demand for power in India.Trees which are able to generate a minimum of 4,500 kw of power a cubic meter have been identified by Coimbatore based Bio-Fuels and Technologies India Private Limited.

Ganapathy Arumugam, Managing Director of the company said suitable technology has been developed for the purpose. Infrastructure for mass production was in place. In the first phase, steps would be taken to establish a biomass power plant in Namakkal to generate 1.5 MW. It would be operational by the end of 2009. Trees are being grown on 18 acres in Coimbatore and 210 acres in Udumalpet.

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