Guwahati News Desk: The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) recently developed an energy-efficient and environment-friendly technology called ‘Porous Radiant Burners’ (PRB) to be added in the cooking stoves.
The new innovation has now been transferred to an industry partner, M/s. Agnisumukh Energy Solutions Private Ltd. Bangalore, for production and commercialization.
As per the sources, the MoU for this technology transfer was signed on Thursday.
In addition, it was Prof. P. Muthukumar of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, who headed the research team in the recent development.
Moreover, the new innovation is capable of reducing fuel consumption in the range of 25 per cent to 50 per cent, cutting emissions by a rough 80 per cent.
In addition, the newly developed PRB is meant for both domestic and community/commercial cooking, and is excellent for gaseous fuels like LPG, biogas, and PNG, as well as liquid fuels such as kerosene, methanol, and ethanol.
According to the director of IIT Guwahati, T.G. Sitharam, the new technology will play an important role in reducing the fuel consumption leading to huge savings of about 50,000 annually.
Furthermore, this effort will be a major contribution of IIT Guwahati towards the central government’s efforts to enhance the access to clean cooking energy by promoting LPG, biogas and improved cook-stoves (ICS) through various policies and programmes.