SUCCESSFUL USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY: And Other Energy-Efficient Equipment
The project was put up by the Group as a Demonstration Project for the clients intending to install biomass gasifiers for their electricity needs. Ownership towards ‘Green India’ is a one of the motivating factors for the investment. The Company further plans to install such demonstration projects in East Africa and Western India. This power plant uses waste of plywood SUCCESSFUL USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY And Other Energy-Efficient Equipment industry such as branches of trees, etc. Plywood industry in Haryana uses wood which is grown as agro-forestry. The company further plans to use other agricultural wastes that are available in its region. For this, the company has installed a briquetting plant to seamlessly run it using other waste. This plant also serves as training base for new clients. Further, the company has planned to install a cold storage which will be using waste energy from engine exhaust. This will make it as ‘a green power plant’. This plant is not only fulfilling all electricity needs of CPG, rather it is also giving extra income to the farmers by selling their extra biomass waste. The used engine oil by the gas generators in the power plant is being used as coolant in the gear cutting machine after cleaning, so there is no need of fresh cooling oil, thus saving cost.
ASSISTANCE FROM IREDA AND MNRE
This plant is financed by the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd (IREDA) and assisted by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, and by installing this plant, CPG has fulfilled its entire electricity requirement from renewable sources of energy.
REPLACEMENT OF LPG BY PRODUCER GAS
The major work of CPG is fabrication of equipment in which pre heat and post heat in welding is a must. Previously, it was done by use of LPG but now CPG has manufactured a small portable gasifier by which this work is done and the fuel used for this system are briquettes made from the waste charcoal and saw dust generated at CPG power plant site. So, on one side this gasifier has eliminated the use of LPG and on the other side, this system is using the waste of the power plant. The process is explained by Picture 1.
By using this portable gasifier efficiently, CPG is now ready to sell these gasifiers commercially.
In CPG our jobs undergo stress relieving process. Previously this was done by diesel but now we use a dual fuel option in which the equipment is heated with the thermal gasifier and the temperature point is maintained with the help of diesel burner.
Diesel is used in the process which is now around Rs 69/litre is replaced by around 4.2 kg of briquettes costing Rs 19 and electricity and labour of approximately Rs 10, so the saving is around Rs 69 – Rs 29=Rs 40/litre of diesel.
CNC GAS CUTTING AND INVERTERBASED MACHINES FOR WELDING
CNC gas cutting has been installed which has reduced the volume of cutting gases to 70% of what CPG uses in manual cutting. All welding machines have been converted from diode/thyristor (silicon controlled rectifier) to inverter-based machines which consume 20%–30% less power.
PLAN TO INSTALL A METHANE GAS GENERATOR
CPG is committed to eliminate the use of fossil fuels and now CPG is planning to install a methane gas generator to run on kitchen waste, so that the kitchen waste should also be used.
LOADING VEHICLES AND HYBRID CARS
CPG is committed to use hybrid cars to reduce the use of petrol. Recently, CPG has purchased a Toyota Camry hybrid car and in future, CPG wants to replace all their cars with hybrid cars.
CPG has also installed fresh air systems which are imported from Japan. It expels 20% of the air in the room outside and replaces it with fresh air and the fresh air is cooled down with the help of heat exchanger from outgoing air. It helps in maintaining the oxygen level in the workplace on one side and also when the outside temperature is comfortable they don’t require running the compressor and the rooms are cooled with the fresh air system.
HEAT RESISTANT TERRACE TILES
All roofs of the office are insulated with the insulated tiles which results in huge savings of air conditioning of up to 50% than the normal roofs.
AUTOMATIC DEVICES FOR CORRECTIVE POWER FACTOR
Electrical equipment have been installed that have capacitor banks to maintain the optimal power factor H to reduce energy losses, hence it also improves energy efficiency.
Mr Sudhir Chandra, Director, Chanderpur Group (CPG), Jorian, Delhi Road ,Yamunanagar, Haryana, India