Unique Labs in MP

Energy Park

 
 
 

The Lab is inaugurated by

Hon’ble Dr. P.B. Sharma
(Vice - Chancellor RGTU, Bhopal)

Hon’ble Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya
(Vice Chairman - State level 20 point program execution society)

Hon’ble Shri Mahendra Singh Yadav
(Chairman - M.P. State seeds and farm development corp.)

Hon’ble Shri Munshi Lal
(Chairman - M.P. State agro Industries development corp.)

Dr. G.P. Bhatnagar
Program Co-ordinator
Mr. M.V. Narayana
MD MAP Agro Biotech
Chairman - Board of Governors GEC

Green Energy Tech Centre

The Green Energy Technology Projects

Modeling & Simulation of Carbon Recycling Technology through Conversion of CO2 into Useful Multi- Purpose fuel:
The project aims at development of a pilot plant for CO2 capture and production of useful multipurpose fuel like Hydrogen, Methane and Algae growth for Bio diesel production in the Energy park of RGPV.

Objectives

  1. Sequester CO2 and convert the same into useful multipurpose fuels.

  2. Use CO2 to grow micro algae to produce Bio-diesel and Methane Gas.

  3. To establish a Pilot Plant for CO2 sequestration and conversion in to multipurpose fuel.

  4. To develop mathematical & chemical models for CO2 sequestration, Hydro Gasifier & Algae pond systems.

For this purpose following four systems shall be incorporated:

  • CO2 sequestration system Metallic solvent for CO2 capture

  • Catalytic Flash Reduction of CO2 using charcoal from Gasifier.

  • Production of Hydrogen from CO.

  • Production of Methane using Hydro Gasification of Biomass process.

  • Pilot study to capture CO2 for algae production and extraction of Biodiesel

Methodology

The Rajiv Gandhi Technological University is having 10 kW Biomass Gasifier and Bio-Diesel Reactor (100 LPD) in its Energy Park. Using Exhaust from Gasifier and Char coal, a pilot plant for capture of CO2 based on Chemical solvent and for converting the same into useful fuel like Hydrogen for Fuel Cell application and Methane is being developed. Additionally, a Bio-fuel Incubator is being developed for producing variety of Algae culture for CO2 capture. An Incubation Unit on fuel Cell is also being developed by RGTU in which Hydrogen from the pilot plant will be the prime input.

Overall Expected Out Come

Development of a working plant to Capture CO2, the prime GHG and generate non conventional Energy sources viz. H2, CH4, Bio-diesel and thus provide formidable support to National Mission on GHG reduction for combating Global warming and consequent Climate Change.

Solar Wind Hybriad System

A 1.6 kW Solar Wind Hybrid System has been designed and erected at Rajiv Gandhi Technological University Bhopal with a Solar-Wind ratio of 3: 13 i.e.300Watt Solar & 1300 Watt Wind. This optimized configuration has been chosen through WaSP software. A Biomass Gasifier is being integrated into the system for a reliable configuration of Hybrid system of the three Renewable sources. Following and equipments were used for setting up of Solar wind hybrid system:

  • 1300 Watt Wing Electric Generator

  • 150 AH Battery Bank

  • 300 Watt Solar Panel

  • Inverter Unit

  • Street lighting through CFLs

  • Instrumentations- Anemometer, and Radiation Pyranometer


Robotics Lab

The Robotics Lab is inaugurated by

Shree Jagdish Sharma
(Chairmen GDA Gwalior)


(Chairman - Board of Governors GEC)


(Exucutive Director GEC)

 

The Robotics lab in GEC Gwalior is a first unique lab in Madhya Pradesh

Robotics

A robot is formally defined in the International Standard of Organization (ISO) as a reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulator designed to move material, parts, tools or specialized devices through variable programmed motions for the performance of avariety of tasks. While today the major users of robots are the automobile giants, robots are also finding increasing applications in medical surgeries, mining and space explorations, and even at homes to take care of elderly people.

Components of Robots

  1. Structure
  2. Power source
  3. Actuation
  4. Manipulation
  5. Locomotion
    1. Rolling robots
    2. Walking robots
    3. Other methods of locomotion
  6. Environmental interaction and navigation
  7. Human interaction

Future of Robotics

Ever consider the Future of Robotics? What will it really be like? Did Science Fiction get it right, if not how close were they? Will robots be everywhere and involved in every aspect of life? Will robots eventually take over all the modern Factories; will robots be making robots too? Which sectors will we see robots excel in? Will we see more?

  • Robots in Commerce – Retail, Services, Fields,
  • Robots in the home – Maids, Washing Car, Doing Chores, Mowing the Lawn,
  • Robots in Security – Guards, Guard Dogs, Bomb Sniffers, Bomb Squads,
  • Robots to the Rescue – FEMA, Earthquake, Hurricanes, Wild Fires
  • Robots for the Weather and Environment – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Robots in Transportation – Light Rail, Cars, Aircraft
  • Robots in Distribution – Trains, Warehouses
  • Robotic Androids – Assistants, Mentors, Educators
  • Robots and Artificial Intelligence – Thinking Machines and Systems
  • Robots in the Military – Smart Munitions, Net-Centric Systems, UAVs

Scope in India

A candidate having an M.E. degree in Robotics can get job opportunities in space research organizations like ISRO and also in industries which manufacture microchips. Job opportunities also exist in Indian Institute of Technology for doing extensive research work in artificial intelligence. Furthermore, The Indian Institute of Chemical Biology offers openings research fellowships in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Scope Abroad

A Robotics Engineer can get employment opportunities abroad to program, troubleshoot and maintain robots in companies like Plastech in USA . Research fellowships as an intern with ATR, the premier research institute emphasizing on humanoid robotics and computational neuroscience are also available. Companies like Intel recruit robotics and artificial intelligence specialists for microchip manufacturing. The Robotics Industrial Association in North America provides job opportunities in robot manufacturing and maintenance systems integration. NASA is the ultimate job destination for those interested in applying robotics to space science.

Bio Diesel Lab

The Lab is inaugurated by

Hon’ble Dr. P.B. Sharma
(Vice - Chancellor RGTU, Bhopal)

Hon’ble Shri Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya
(Vice Chairman - State level 20 point program execution society)

Hon’ble Shri Mahendra Singh Yadav
(Chairman - M.P. State seeds and farm development corp.)

Hon’ble Shri Munshi Lal
(Chairman - M.P. State agro Industries development corp.)

Dr. G.P. Bhatnagar
Program Co-ordinator
Mr. M.V. Narayana
MD MAP Agro Biotech


Chairman - Board of Governors GEC

 

Bio-diesel from Jatropha Seeds

What is Bio-Diesel

Bio-Diesel is the name for a variety of ester based oxygenated fuels made from certain edible and non-edible oils like Soya, Sunflower, Palm, Jatropha, Pongamia (Karanj), Mahua etc. Pure Bio-Diesel is Biodegradable, Non-Toxic and essentially free from sulfur and aromatics. It is a renewable resource based on oil crop that are grown anew each year. It can be produced domestically, reducing our country's dependence on imported oil, thus huge savings on imports. Requires no engine modifications or changes in fuel handling and delivery systems. Bio-Diesel also provides significant lubricity improvement over petroleum diesel fuel.

Most of the vegetable oils and animals fats contain triglycerides, which on simple processing give fatty acid esters, called "Bio-Diesel". The chemical reaction involving a lower alcohol (Ethanol or Methanol), producing Glycerine as a coproduct, is called trans-esterification.

Jatropha Curcas (Vana Erand or Ratan Jyot)

has been found to be most suitable for this purpose because of its advantages over any other species. It can be grown as a quick yielding plant even on degraded and barren lands under forest and nonforest use, dry and drought prone areas. Oil yield per hectare is approx. 1.6 metric tons on average soil (based on 5 mt seed yield per hac) which is among the highest for tree born oil seeds. The seed yield from Jatropha Curcas (approx. 0.625 tons per hectare) is expected in the first year itself which is fastest for any species.

Buyers of jatropha seeds
There has been a lot of propogation of Jatropha cultivation in India, a lot of companies and government organizations are taking "largescale" plantations. However, the farmers are still doubtful as who will purchase the Jatropha seeds after 1 year. There has been a Chicken & Egg situation, a lot of hipe has been made, however at present the there is enough demand of jatropha seed for cultivation but potential buyers of jatropha seeds will be biodiesel plants.

50 tonnes per day biodiesel plant of TOCL installed in Latur (Maharashtra)

Commercial Bio-diesel plants in India

Tinna Oils & Chemicals Ltd. (TOCL), which has M/s. Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) of USA as a majority equity partner, are setting up a 50 tonnes per day Biodiesel plant in Latur in Maharashtra. This plant will run on the patented CD-Process developed by ADM and produce high quality Bio-Diesel of European Norms (EN 14214). The plant will be commissioned by May, 2006.

Installation of Tinna's Bio-diesel plant will give confidence to all the farmers and plantors of Jatropha as they will have a ready buyer of Jatropha seeds.

Tinna is working with farmer groups to promote cultivation of Jatropha. Tinna is also in the process to put large plantations of Jatropha in Maharashtra and other states of the country.

Nursery raising of Jatropha is being undertaken to develop high oil yielding varieties of Jatropha, these saplings are being distributed to the farmers for plantation.

Tinna is the best positioned player which has complete expertise for making Bio-Diesel business a success.

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