It’s high time for Indian community across the globe that two Indian firms have won the prestigious Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, which is also known as “Green Oscar". Green Oscar is given to those firms across the globe for Green competency & policies.
Winner has been awarded cash prize of 20,000 pounds each, given to them at a ceremony held on Thursday night. Company named Abellon Clean Energy from Gujarat has received the International Award along with cash prize. Company has been awarded for the services in the biomass technology; firm distributed biomass pellets from crop waste to fuel Gujarat industries. Firm also provides market to farmers to sell their wastes products to company directly. Pankaj Patel was the representative from the company who received award cum cash prize of 20,000 pounds.
Sarah Butler-Sloss, founder director of the Ashden Awards and chair of the judging panel said: "Abellon has devised a system that relies on a local clean source of energy to reduce Co2, by replacing dirty industrial fuels, drive economic growth, improve crops yields and support farmers." "This is a showcase example of how the use of local, clean energy can provide effective and commercially viable solutions to local challenges. We hope others can learn from this exciting and successful initiative," Butler-Sloss said. (Courtesy PTI)
Today Abellon produces nearly 65,000 tonnes of biomass pellets in a year and aims to open two more pellet plants in Gujarat in the next five years. Company’s also targeting to grow its production and expanding operations into international markets.
Another prize was gone to Gyanesh Pandey of Husk Power Systems. Company started by Electronic Graduate who left his high paid American job to start Husk based power plan in his home town Bihar. Husk Power System had also received accolades during India’s first TED talk ceremony. Company received the award and cash prize for building 65 power plants across the Bihar state. This new green technology is created by gasified rice husks, embedded with local grids and maintained by local people who actually run the operations. Technology is being considered as God gift in the state like Bihar in Eastern India, who shadows of power crisis is under the Question from last so many decades.
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