Indian metropolitan cities have been growing rapidly and traffic volumes have been increasing enormously. Overstretched rail and road networks have created an urgent need for a suitable transport system within Indian cities.
A 13.4 kWp PV installation combined with a solar energy management system called sun2safe, designed and produced by The Meeco Group, has recently been installed at the Shiv Public School in Gurgaon, which is now able to save up to 10,000 litre of diesel per year and avoid 500,000 tonne of Co2 emissions annually.
With various infrastructure projects and government initiatives being announced, the cement sector is set to witness unprecedented demand. But the high CO2 emissions of the cement making process need to be reduced to make it environment-friendly.
The demand for Limestone Calcinated Clay Cement (LC3), a low-carbon cement jointly developed by Indian and Swiss researchers, is set to grow in India with the country embarking on a $1 tn infrastructure development plan.
The construction industry's contribution to total anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions is estimated at about 8 per cent, with cement being one of the highest emitters. SUNNY GOKLANI analyses the values of its carbon footprint.
The Kobelco G-Series range of medium-sized crawler cranes is now available in Europe with CE Marking. The first public showing of crawlers from the series will be at the Intermat exhibition, Paris, taking place in April 2012.