Project Pyrasol – UPSC Prelims

Project Pyrasol:
  • Project Pyrasol is a part of the Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC) flagship programme 2+2 Project.
  • Aim: To transform urban organic waste into biochar(charcoal produced by pyrolysis) and energy in smart cities.
  • Awarded to: The project was awarded to CSIR-CLRI by the Indo-German Science & Technology Centre.
  • Significance: 
    • The project will lead to technology development for the joint processing of Fibrous Organic Waste(FOW) and Sewage Sludge (SS) of Indian smart cities.
    • These FOW and SS will get converted into hygienic and highly valuable biochar.
    • Apart from that, the joint processing will also perform associated energy recovery, carbon sequestration and environmental improvement.
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