Carbon Zero Challenge 2017-18 Award Winners

Hi all, The CZeroC team is extremely glad to share everyone that the grand finale of Carbon Zero Challenge 2017-18 took place in a grand manner on Feb 9, 2018 at IC&SR Auditorium, IIT Madras.  Honourable dignitaries present at the event were Shri Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director - IIT Madras Shri Vikram Kapur, IAS, TN Energy [...]

By | 2018-02-16T10:31:45+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vacuryogen – Reducing Carbon Emissions of Shipping Industry

Project Highlights Vacuryogen T8, a students' team from IIT Madras, Chennai chose transportation as their sector. Global CO2 emission by shipping transport is 17% or nearly 4.5 % of the total greenhouse gases emitted. Fuel Oil consumption for electricity generation per reefer container: 1562 L (fuel oil) CO2 emission – 4139 kg (CO2) per year [...]

By | 2018-01-05T17:21:47+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Finalists|0 Comments

Integrating Data Acquisition Techniques with Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV) in Air Conditioners

Project Highlights Vent Tech I5, a students' team from Loyola ICAM College of Engg & Technology, Chennai did the project  in Industries sector. In current AC systems, where fresh air is required, e.g. Basements and cold storage facilities, the fresh air dilution process is constant. The constant fresh air is a waste and we have [...]

By | 2018-01-05T17:23:15+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Finalists|0 Comments

Auto-adjusting & Positioning of Light-sensitive Roof Panels Maximize Day-lighting in Buildings

Project Highlights TurboT I1, a students' team from Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Karnataka chose Industries as their  sector. Within the industrial sector, maximizing day-lighting is one of the most efficient ways of reducing power consumption for lighting in large commercial /industrial buildings. Hence they came up with an idea of auto-adjusting and positioning of light-sensitive roof [...]

By | 2018-01-05T17:27:54+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Finalists|0 Comments

Exhaust Powered Phone by Team EcoStar – I4 – Students from Chennai

Project Highlights EcoStar I4, a students' team from KCG College of Technology, Chennai did the project in Industries sector. In the  industrial sector, around 30- 40% of heat in I.C engine is wasted from exhaust. This results in loss of power and decrease in efficiency of a vehicle. Hence the team came up with Exhaust Powered [...]

By | 2018-01-05T17:30:23+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Finalists|0 Comments

Wave Abater by Team Grawy I6 – Startup from Karnataka

Project Highlights Grawy I6, a startup from Karnataka did the project in Industries sector. Clean Energy is not sufficient in the world. Ever increasing CO 2 emissions are causing major damage to the environment. Wave Energy is extremely underutilized. Hence it was intended to build a machine that harnesses wave energy without harming the ocean [...]

By | 2018-01-05T17:37:59+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Finalists|0 Comments

Solar Thermal Energy Based Potential Resource Recovery from Industrial Wastewater

Project Highlights STEP Recoder I7, a students’ team from IIT Madras, Chennai chose industrial sector for doing the project. Electroplating industry is a high carbon footprint and high water footprint industry. This industry consumes about 18000 tonnes of chemicals every year in India and spews more than 50% of this as waste along with water. [...]

By | 2018-02-15T18:56:18+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Finalists|0 Comments

Elongated Low Concentrating Photo-Voltaic Thermal System (ELCPVT)

Project Highlights Solarize I12, a students’ team from CSIR, Chennai chose industrial sector for their CZC project. In India, 2% (1 million tonne per year) of the oil is consumed for low temperature industrial process heating, spending around 30 billion INR. This can be easily replaced by renewable energy based solution to reduce carbon footprint. [...]

By | 2018-01-05T17:41:28+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Finalists|0 Comments