Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Rice Husk As An Alternative Fuel
Explain your idea in details:
The main objective of this project is to make use of the waste rice husk which is being burnt by farmers in rural areas creating air pollution to produce fuel which will form as an alternative for petrol and diesel. This method is carried out in a closed environment with suitable catalyst and maintaining appropriate temperature which forms synthesised gas which will be processed to produce alternative fuel. This method will be unique in such a way that it is making use of already available waste in an effective manner so that we produce fuel which forms as an alternative one to the existing fuel.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Main target is to produce alternative fuel to petrol and diesel which has become scarce and the prices becoming unaffourdable. If this becomes a success we can expect a lesser pollution and also the demand for petrol and diesel can be reduced considerably. The success of this project can be evaluated by testing it in the automobiles and noting down its performance using simulation softwares.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
On successful testing a plant can be set up with the suitable gasifiers and refining units. For setting up this plant financial aid can be sought from governmental agencies , entrepreneurs interested in research and development. If needed this can be done in collaboration with some automobile manufacturers.
I am V N VIGNESH pursuing my 3rd yr mechanical engineering in Velammal Institute Of Technology-chennai. My academic record has been excellent till date. My passion for mechanical engineering has pushed me to plan my future as an entrepreneur. My vision is that i should set up an industry in the field of automobile and start manufacturing cars and bikes at par with international standards without importing any of the spares. I always feel being an Indian and knowing the local condition i can become a standout manufacturer of automobiles who can outclass various international manufacturers. Slowly i want to raise the standard of the Indian automobile industry to international standards so as to compete with German and Japanese technology.