Business and Technical Executive
Acclaim Technology Services, India.
A graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (B.Tech, M.Tech) and Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta (M.S) with over 5 years of industry experience in clean energy, combustion and related technologies. Extensive experimental skills and power plant engineering and operations skills.
Professional Memberships and other Activities
1. Board Member: Young Professionals in Energy (YPE), USA
2. Member : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics(AIAA), USA
3. Student Member : Combustion Institute, Indian section
4. Georgia Tech Alumni Mentor, Atlanta, USA.
The intermittency of solar and wind makes bioenergy an attractive alternative owing to the fact that it is relatively constant. The three modes of thermal pathways of energy generation from biomass was discussed in detail. Depending on the supply of air; combustion, pyrolysis or gasification is chosen as the mode of generating heat energy from biofuels. The concept of using diesel engine in dual fuel mode, i.e. combustion of producer gas when available is advantageous with respect to pilot fuel savings. The talk also covered preparation and use of biomass input in the form of activated carbon forming pellets and briquettes. Hybrid systems of Concentrated Solar photovoltaics and wind was discussed in brief.