Agro waste is being burnt in the states of Haryana and Punjab every year.
recorded by Punjab Remote sensing Centre in 2017 harvesting season
suffers in Delhi NCR due to severe Agro waste burning
The strategy , broadly, is to assign a real economic and commercial value to the agricultural residue and making it an asset to the farmers by creating markets for rice straw.
We have developed a patent pending process to break down the agricultural biomass in environment friendly way into pulp, paper and similar valuable products.
With our process, we add value to the agro waste near to its generation site by facilitating setting up small scale pulp-production units in a decentralised system.
Our process can operate at small or large scales depending upon the amount of area targeted based on the economics of agro waste collection
A pre-existing paper recycling unit can also be upgraded using our technology to expand their product range to produce agro-based pulp.
The complete ecosystem thus developed will ensure solving the bigger problems of air pollution by providing livelihoods and revenue generation options directly at the grass root level
Potential to solve the winter air pollution in Delhi-NCR
Providing additional source of revenue for farmers by easy and profitable disposal of agro-waste
Empowering rural India by connecting agriculture and manufacturing, Immense scope of employment generation.
Establishing agricultural waste as an asset and creating business around it which tends towards the much needed bio-based economy and sustainable development.
Cellulose is the most abundant polymers on the earth. It is naturally optimized polymers for a sustainable ecosystem. India is rich in such agricultural assets and we envision to convert them into valuable products using eco-friendly technologies.
To solve the problem of agro waste burning in the states of Haryana & Punjab, which causes catastrophic air pollution in Delhi NCR around the month of November. To convert agro waste into value added products using eco friendly processes thus empowering farmers to get profits from their waste instead of burning it off.
He did his B.Tech. in Engineering Physics from IIT Delhi in 2017. He has simultaneously cleared both IIT JEE exam and AIIMS exam at first attempt. He has also received Pearl award for robotics competition. He has been summer research fellow at IISc Bangalore. Currently he is working as Design Innovation Fellow at IIT Delhi.
She did her B.Tech in Textile Technology from IIT Delhi in 2017. During college, she did two internships in Ester Industries, Gurgaon and Godrej & Boyce, Mumbai & worked with AIIMS, Delhi on neonatal device design project. She stood as runners up in Aditya Birla Group's national competition on sustainability. Currently she is a Design Innovation fellow at IIT Delhi.
He has completed his B.Tech. in Textile Technology from IIT Delhi in 2017. He has interned at Mondelez international Cadbury plant, Gwalior. He has also orchestrated a group in various musical events while himself being the lead vocalist. He is state medalist in aquatics, with podium finish in 10+ events.
Neetu Singh obtained her Bachelors and Masters degrees from University of Mumbai and PhD in Chemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. After that, she did her postdoctoral studies at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. In 2012, she joined as faculty in the Polymer Sciences and Engineering Division at the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune. She is recipient of the Kiran Shaw-Mazumdar International Oncology Fellowship and Innovative Young Biotechnologist award 2013 by DBT, India. Currently she is Assistant Professor in the Center for Biomedical Engineering (CBME), IIT-Delhi.
Asst. Professor, Center for Biomedical Engineering
Winner, Think Raipur, Smart City Initiative
Awarded Top 10 Innovators, IIT Delhi Alumni Association
Top 400 start ups, Smart Fifty, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park
Pre Incubation Program, Nexus Startup Hub, American Centre
Selected for Phase 2, Design Impact Awards
School for Social Entrepreneurs India, 2018 Cohort
Nexus, American Center
Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer, IIT Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Recognised as a Startup by DIPP under Startup India.