CO2 from thin air converted directly into clean-burning fuel

CO2 from thin air converted directly into clean-burning fuel

 In a first, researchers including one of Indian origin have directly converted carbon dioxide from thin air into methanol fuel - a discovery that can create a sustainable fuel source from greenhouse gas emissions in the near future.

Coal to remain dominant fuel for India's power sector: Report

Coal to remain dominant fuel for India's power sector: Report

Coal will remain the dominant fuel for India's power sector over 10-year forecast period to 2025 despite growth in alternative sources, including renewables, BMI Research, Fitch Group company, has said.

IOC to invest Rs 21,000 crore to upgrade fuel quality

IOC to invest Rs 21,000 crore to upgrade fuel quality

State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) will invest Rs 21,000 crore in upgrading six refineries to produce Euro-VI grade petrol and diesel by April 2020, its Director (Refineries) Sanjiv Singh said Wednesday.

New method developed to produce cleaner diesel

 A team of researchers from two European universities have discovered a new approach to the production of much cleaner diesel.

Police shoot dead four Madhesis as violence returns to Nepal

Police shoot dead four Madhesis as violence returns to Nepal

Nepal has also accused India of siding with the protesters, a charge New Delhi denies. 

After fuel, China offers to supply LPG to Nepal

As Nepalese government started distributing subsidised firewood to the people of Kathmandu, China has offered to supply LPG to Nepal after gifting fuel to ease the crisis in the country, hit by acute fuel shortage due to a blockade at key border trade points with India.

Indian envoy calls on Nepal President, discusses bilateral ties

There has been strain in India-Nepal relations in recent weeks in the wake of protests by Indian-origin Madhesis against the new Constitution.

China mulling 1,000 MT of fuel supply to Nepal

Amid a blockade of trade points between India and Nepal by agitating Madhesi parties, China is mulling providing 1,000 metric tonnes of fuel to help the landlocked country tide over an acute shortage of petroleum products during the festival season.

Blockade at Indo-Nepal border to continue, says agitating Madhesi Morcha

Blockade at Indo-Nepal border to continue, says agitating Madhesi Morcha

Despite mounting pressure from the general public, the agitating Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) decided in a meting here on Tuesday that blockade at Indo-Nepal border will continue.

Getting closer to hydrogen-powered cars

Getting closer to hydrogen-powered cars

Hydrogen fuel is desirable because, unlike gasoline, it doesn't release carbon into the atmosphere when burned. 

Fuel, liquor, cigarettes to cost more in Maharashtra

In its efforts to raise more funds for tackling drought in the state, Maharashtra government has decided to levy a surcharge of Rs 2 on petrol and diesel while VAT on liquor, cigarettes and beverages have also been raised by 5 per cent.

No fuel for international airlines from Tuesday: Nepal

Nepal`s aviation body on Monday conveyed its inability to provide fuel to international airlines from Tuesday following a severe fuel shortage at home.

'Artificial leaf' powered by solar energy to run future communities

'Artificial leaf' powered by solar energy to run future communities

Researchers at Monash University in Melbourne have formulated a solar-powered device that replicates the photosynthesis process that plants and bacteria follow.

Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen fuel dating Rumours

 Actors Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen have fuelled dating rumours after being spotted having a date night at a restaurant here on Thursday.

New material to increase solar cell efficiency

New material to increase solar cell efficiency

A team of researchers has come up with a solar cell that produces fuel rather than electricity. A material called gallium phosphide enables the solar cell to produce clean fuel hydrogen gas from liquid water.

China unveils 'Internet Plus' plan to fuel growth

China on Saturday unveiled an "Internet Plus" action plan aimed at integrating the Internet with traditional industries to create a new engine to fuel growth, as the world's second largest economy shows signs of flagging.

'Third-generation' steel to develop fuel-efficient cars

'Third-generation' steel to develop fuel-efficient cars

A "third-generation" steel being developed at a US university could help auto manufacturers roll out fuel-efficient vehicles that could meet future energy efficiency requirements, say researchers.

Syria fuel shortages due to rebel infighting threaten lives: MSF

Disruption of fuel supplies due to fighting between rebel groups in northern Syria is threatening the closure of hospitals and paralysing the work of ambulances and rescue services, an international medical charity said on Sunday.

Northern Railway plans to convert waste into bio-fuel

Northern Railway is planning to convert solid waste into bio-fuel as a part of Green Initiative.

ATF price hiked by 7.5%; non-subsidised LPG by Rs 10.50

Price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or jet fuel, in Delhi was raised by Rs 3,744.08 per kilolitre (kl), or 7.54 per cent, to Rs 53,353.92, oil companies announced today.