Scalene launches innovative ‘clean energy’

SERI has developed a highly controlled biological reaction process, which yields in the production of high purity combustible gas.

Oct 11, 2010 04:10 IST India Infoline News Service

Scalene Energy Research Institute (SERI), the research wing of Scalene Cybernetics Limited (SCL), a leader in innovative technologies in Bio Medical Engineering, Biotechnology and Power Engineering is all set to make a pioneering contribution to the world starved of clean energy. 
SERI has developed a highly controlled biological reaction process, which yields in the production of high purity combustible gas. The energy thus produced is not only carbon neutral, but also carbon negative. Thus it reduces the carbon footprint drastically.
Dr. Madhavan Nair, former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), inaugurated the power plant. The Principal Guest was Ms. Shobha Karandlaje, Honorable Minister of Power and Energy, Govt of Karnataka and the keynote address was delivered by Dr. A. R. Shukla, Advisor, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt of India.
A host of other dignitaries including Mr. Murali Kasi, Executive Director of SGCL, Shri. Nandish Reddy, Honorable Member of Legislative Assembly, Govt of Karnataka, Shri. Ramachandra Gowda, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Govt of Karnataka, Shri. N. S. Srinivasa Murthy, President, FKCCI, Shri. Murugesh N Nirani, Honorable Minister for Medium and Large Scale Industries, Govt of Karnataka, Smt. Poornima Srinivas, Corporator, Ward No. 53, BBMP, Shri. A. R. Krishnappa, Former Minister for Social Welfare, Govt of Karnataka, Industry leaders and others attended the function.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Madhavan Nair said,  Scalene will provide the technology know-how to companies who wish to set up their own power plant. The cost of this plan will be substantially lower; and far more important, is environmentally safe. Even the bi-products of the process such as high NPK, Nitrogen fixed fertilizers  and Phosphate solubilised high alkaloid pest repellants can be a boon to the farming community.
Companies such as the UB Group and Malankara Plantations have signed agreements with Scalene to have such power plants set up in Nelamangala, Bangalore and Kottayam respectively. Others organizations who are setting up the plant include Prabha power corporation, Hyderabad. House of Khoday’s, Bangalore. Global Green Energy Parks, Bangalore. Krish Power & Gas Pvt. Ltd., Ghaziabad and many more.
Dr. A. R. Shukla, Advisor, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt of India said, “It is heart warming to know that a technology like SPARSE was developed in Bangalore. This technology will enable organizations and households to have their own source of energy which is carbon neutral, thereby radically changing the production and usage of energy. I am sure that this technology will be one of the most significant contributions to the world which is badly in need of clean energy. This technology has the potential for utilization of both lower capacity household usage as well as higher capacity; this includes production of clean gaseous fuel upgraded to forms such as CNG for various applications like cooling, refrigeration, water pumping, vehicular applications and power generation. In addition to cooking, the bio- fertilizer and bio pesticides available in solid and liquid from the plant will enhance organic food production.”
SERI Organic Fuels Technology, a proprietary technology, is the first of its kind in the world that has given rise to this unique concept. This is the result of over 20 man-years of research. The entire energy production process is simple: It processes any organic feedstock using specifically designed Microbe Incubated Bio-Reactor (MIBR) and a natural gas refinery to produce pipeline grade natural gas called SERIGAS.Thus produced “organic” natural gas is enriched using a proprietary technology called Spiral Protium Accelerated Reactor Super Enrichment (SERI) before using it as a fuel in an engine designed for SPARSE technology. SERIGAS can also be filled in cylinders or pipelined for cooking purposes, Automobiles and industrial usage.
The feedstock includes on one hand the wasteful substances arising out of our day to day living: wasted food, parts of animals, poultry and fish that is not eaten, non-consumable part of fruits, vegetables and other agricultural waste, municipal solid waste, oil effluents, excreta of humans and animals that add to green house gases year by year. On the hand, weeds such as water hyacinth, water lettuce parthenium, and the like, that clog our water bodies or cause allergies also make for excellent feed for this unique energy creation.
In the light of the recent quest to derive alternate energy sources, this finding comes as a significant step forward in alleviating the need for ‘clean energy’.  Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Rajah Vijay Kumar, Group Chairman, Organization de Scalene said, "It is a proud moment for us today. We believe that this technology will cause a revolution in the way we produce and consume energy. At a time when the entire world is facing a severe energy crunch, this will allow for production of energy at both enterprise as well as individual levels. We have already seen a very positive response for this technology from across the world, and we are excited about the changes it can bring about not only in India, but globally as well."
The carbon equivalent of 200 million barrels of oil are burnt each day to support the Planet’s growing population of approximately 6 billion persons’ search for prosperity. Carbon dioxide build up in the atmosphere has reached levels that are about 30 percent higher than at any time in the last 170 years. Recently the thermosphere, an upper layer of Earth’s atmosphere has collapsed in an unexpectedly large con-traction.

The thermosphere, which does the role of protecting the planet by blocking harmful ultraviolet rays, normally expands and contracts rhythmically with the solar activities. Now as green house gases increase, it has a cooling effect at such high altitudes, which further contracts the thermosphere. Environmental damage and health threats due to air, water and food chain pollution have reached every area of the planet. Continued dependence on fossil fuels is detrimental to public health and is an extremely dangerous experiment that may have no point of return for our civilization, as we know it. World’s largest killers are not Cancer, Heart Disease or AIDS and the like.. it is simply the Air we breathe, the Water we drink and the Food we eat, all of which are highly polluted. 

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