IIT-Guwahati transfers energy-efficient stove technology to industrial partner, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld
Developed by a research team led by Professor P Muthukumar of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the technology has been transferred to industry partner Agnisumukh Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, for commercialization, an IIT-Guwahati statement said on Friday.
The “porous radiant burner” provides fuel savings in the range of 25% to 50% and can be used with LPG, biogas and kerosene stoves, he said.
“This will ensure that the benefits of research reach society as a whole and benefit the common man,” he added.
The memorandum of understanding for the transfer of technology was signed on Thursday in the presence of the director of IIT-Guwahati, Professor TG Sitharam, faculty, researchers from the Institute and representatives of the industrial partner, according to the statement. .
This effort will be a major contribution of IIT Guwahati to central government efforts to improve access to clean cooking energy by promoting LPG, biogas and improved stoves (ICS) through various policies and programs, a-t -he adds.
Highlighting the unique aspects of the ‘porous radiant burner’, said Prof. Muthukumar, ‘these locally developed cookers fitted with specially designed Porous Double Layer Radiant (PRB) burners provide fuel savings in the range of 25-50%. and reduce carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions by about 80 percent “.
The new PRB is ideally suited for gaseous fuels like liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), biogas, piped natural gas (PNG) and liquid fuels like kerosene, methanol and ethanol, for home cooking as well as community / commercial, he added. .
The IIT Guwahati research team estimates that the commercialization of PRB-based LPG cooking stoves across India will result in a considerable LPG saving of around 13 lakh of domestic cylinders per day and will also have an impact worldwide on burner-based applications.
Speaking on the occasion of the signing of the MoU, IIT G Director Professor Sitharam said that PRB-based cooker technology will play a key role in reducing overall consumption. of fuel in the cooking sector, resulting in a huge annual saving of around Rs 50,000 crore for government, thus significantly reducing the financial burden and saving energy.
In addition, it will also provide a better cooking environment by reducing CO and NOx emissions, he added.