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Last date to Register

14th JAN 2021

Green Charcoal Hackathon NTPC Hackathon

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Power plants are the biggest consumers of coal. Typically a 1000 MW plant consumes about 5 million tonnes of coal annually. India's total coal-based power generation capacity is about 2 lakh MW, which view more...

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Last date to Register

14th JAN 2021

Green Charcoal Hackathon

Green Charcoal Hackathon

Power plants are the biggest consumers of coal. Typically a 1000 MW plant consumes about 5 million tonnes of coal annually. India's total coal-based power generation capacity is about 2 lakh MW, which


Last date to Register

14th JAN 2021


Online Hackathon 1 - 5 Team Members View full Schedule


About

Power plants are the biggest consumers of coal. Typically a 1000 MW plant consumes about 5 million tonnes of coal annually. India's total coal-based power generation capacity is about 2 lakh MW, which theoretically can consume approximately 1000 million tonnes of coal annually. Even 10% of that, if replaced with torrefied charcoal will amount to 100 million tonnes of this fuel which will require approximately 165 MTPA of agro residue (considering 60% yield), sufficient to wipe out the entire unused agro residue in the country and thus eliminating the farm fires and produce approx. 20,000 MW of renewable power.

The idea has vast potential to increase rural income, provide local employment, cleaning the air by eliminating farm fires and also to generate enormous renewable energy with existing coal power infrastructure.

The technology to produce torrefied fuel using agro residue biomass is not easily accessible to small entrepreneurs due to the higher cost of imported machines, lack of sufficient manufacturers, and non-availability of the torrefaction plants having smaller capacity suitable for cottage industry entrepreneurs.

To fast-track the development the technology for converting agro residue to charcoals, NVVN, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC limited, in partnership with EESL plans to organise a technology challenge Green Charcoal Hackathon. It will leverage the innovative Indian mind to bridge the technology gap, with the prime objective to clean the air by eliminating farm fire, producing renewable energy out of the agro residue, to promote local entrepreneurship, and to increase the income of the farmers.


Challenges

Category I: upto 100kg per day output

To design a torrefaction plant/machine which can torrefy agro-residue biomass, especially rice straw, and convert it into charcoal.

Category II: 1000kg per day output

To design a torrefaction plant/machine which can torrefy agro-residue biomass, especially rice straw, and convert it into charcoal.

Category III: 10 tonnes per day output

To design a torrefaction plant/machine which can torrefy agro-residue biomass, especially rice straw, and convert it into charcoal.

Category I: upto 100kg per day output

To design a torrefaction plant/machine which can torrefy agro-residue biomass, especially rice straw, and convert it into charcoal.

Category II: 1000kg per day output

To design a torrefaction plant/machine which can torrefy agro-residue biomass, especially rice straw, and convert it into charcoal.

Category III: 10 tonnes per day output

To design a torrefaction plant/machine which can torrefy agro-residue biomass, especially rice straw, and convert it into charcoal.


Steps to follow

Step - 1

Registration & Design Idea Submission

Last date to Register & Design Idea Submission- 14th JAN 2021

Step - 2

Shortlisted Teams announcement
Step - 3

Shortlisted Teams to get their Designs Validated by the Mentor Panel
Step - 4

MENTOR INTERACTION

A week long Mentor Interaction and support.

Step - 5

Final Design Submission

Teams to submit their Detailed Design Simulation Submission for Final Shortlisting.

Step - 6

Checkpoint & Finale Shortlisting

Top Teams move to the Finale pitching.

Step - 7

Finale Pitch

Top Teams will pitch their Design to a panel of Jury Members.


Hackathon Mentors

D.K. Tuli

DBT IOC Chair DBT IOC Centre for Advanced Bioenergy Research

Rupam Kataki

Department of Energy Tezpur University

Sonal K. Thengane

Faculty (Hydro and Renewable Energy Department), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee

D.K. Tuli

DBT IOC Chair DBT IOC Centre for Advanced Bioenergy Research

Rupam Kataki

Department of Energy Tezpur University

Sonal K. Thengane

Faculty (Hydro and Renewable Energy Department), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee


Jury Panel

Shri Sanjiv Nandan Sahai

Secretary Ministry of Power, Government of India

Dr Ajay Mathur

Director General TERI

Dr. Bhim Singh

Professor Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Dr. Shekhar C. Mande

Director General Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

Shri Sanjiv Nandan Sahai

Secretary Ministry of Power, Government of India

Dr Ajay Mathur

Director General TERI

Dr. Bhim Singh

Professor Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Dr. Shekhar C. Mande

Director General Council of Scientific and Industrial Research


Schedule

1 Dec 2020
00:00
Registrations Open and Design Submissions Start
14 Jan 2021
23:00
Registrations and Design Submissions Close
6 Feb 2021
00:00
Shortlisted Teams Announcement
8 Feb 2021
00:00
Checkpoint 1 Mentor interaction Phase Starts
12 Feb 2021
00:00
Checkpoint 1 Mentor interaction Phase Closes
15 Feb 2021
00:00
Checkpoint 2 by NTPC Mentors
TBA
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Grand Finale

Rewards and benefits

Total Cash Prize of

Rs. 24 Lakhs

Category I

Rs 5 Lakhs

Winner

by NTPC

Rs 3 Lakhs

1st RunnerUp

by NTPC
Category II

Rs 5 Lakhs

Winner

by NTPC

Rs 3 Lakhs

1st RunnerUp

by NTPC
Category III

Rs 5 Lakhs

Winner

by NTPC

Rs 3 Lakhs

1st RunnerUp

by NTPC

* Rewards are subject to meeting minimum selection criteria and by the approval of jury panel.

  • NTPC/NVVN will provide financial assistance for the development of machine prototype, subject to the quality of idea and acceptability of the idea by Jury panel. Funding will be provided to relevant ideas on the basis of mutually accepted terms and conditions, which shall be discussed at later stages.


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Frequently Asked Question

Any Indian national above the age of 18 shall be eligible to participate with their original ideas.

There is no participation fee.

The organizing team will approve and confirm your participation. Shortlisted teams will receive a confirmation email and it will reflect on user dashboard.

You have to submit Workable Design or Prototype.

Submission of workable design or prototype in pdf or ppt format as per the respective campaign terms and conditions

Yes, all team members can login from their account and submit application.

More Rule & FAQ

For Mentor and Volunteer support

The goal of mentoring is the effective knowledge transfer and the cultivation of volunteer talent. Through mentoring, experienced volunteers get a chance to share their unique knowledge and experience with new recruits and pass on the legacy of what they’ve learned.

For Any Query

samkit@incubateind.com