Fuelling The Future

  • Fuelling the Future looks for petrol alternatives July 6, 2008

    The price of crude oil is inching closer to the $150mark. The fuel price hike is already burning a big hole in the common mans pockets. So what alternatives does India have to power the country in the coming years? ...
  • Oil's not well? Don't worry, sunny days ahead July 5, 2008

    With oil now unbelievably expensive, perhaps its time to turn heavenward. While the sun above burns with the power of a billion nuclear bombs, your little kitchen could get by on far less. ...
  • Common weed may become fuel of future July 4, 2008

    New Delhi: At least four states, the Army and the Railways have pinned their hopes for a clean, efficient alternate fuel on a common weed: Jatropha. The Army has planted Jatropha in 300 hectares to conduct key tests and uses oil from the plants seed as biodiesel to power its tanks....
  • Does sugarcane have enough juice to power India's fleet? July 3, 2008

    Mumbai: Sugarcane is the biofuel that India has chosen to cut down on oil imports and ease the burden of rising fuel costs. Sugarcane waste or molasses are being used to extract ethanol for biofuel and sugar coops in Maharashtra say they have the capacity to produce as much as...
  • Alternate fuel: Poop power fuels idli joint in Puducherry July 2, 2008

    Puducherry: Sivagami begins early at the Puducherry bus stand as she busies herself in a small food joint. Idlis are her specialty, only they come with a twist. Apart from LPG cylinders, Sivagami also fuels her stove using gas supplied by a biogas plant just outside her kiosk. The plant produces...
  • Here's an economically charged option to drive in July 1, 2008

    Don't have money to tankup that gas guzzling Sedan may be its time to switch to something smaller, something that dosen't run on fuel. ...
  • Hybrid cars: India's answer to the oil crisis July 1, 2008

    New Delhi: Oil is on the boil and fuel price hikes are making a hole in pockets. In fact, prices are so high that they are threatening to put airlines out of business and even getting auto companies to rethink their cars. And the crude reality is that demand for...