Farmers should grow bio fuel plants

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, ATME college of Engineering conducted a one-day workshop on ‘Present day energy crisis and possible solution’ recently at the college seminar hall.

The workshop was inaugurated by Dr Balakrishna Gowda, CEO, Bio Fuel Pack, Madanur, Hassan.  Addressing gathering, he gave a talk on population explosion, and its impact on fuel consumption and the no deprivation of fossil fuels.  

He also elaborated on the importance of non-conventional energy resources on reducing the green house emissions and generating green energy.

He explained that in this regard, the government of Karnataka along with the University of Agriculture, Bengaluru, has started the first Bio Fuel Park in India at Madanur in Hassan district to encourage farmers to cultivate more bio fuel plants. The state government is also focusing on use of bio fuel byproducts in production of organic fertilisers.

Environmental Engineer U N Ravikumar gave a talk on ‘Effects of fossil fuels on the environment .’And as an alternative for energy sources, he suggested for energy plantation. His talk was also focused on importance of rainwater harvesting, building of smaller hydro power plants, green buildings and other relative technologies.

The programme was presided over by Dr L Basavaraj, Principal, ATME CE, Prof Srinivasa, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, Dr Suresha S, Devaraj M R, Associate Professor and staffs of Mechanical Engineering were present.

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