Hungary offers clean, green energy technology to Punjab

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 01, 2015 19:40 IST

Top scientific innovators of Hungary on Saturday offered clean and green energy technologies, including affordable water purification, to Punjab during a meeting with deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

According to a government spokesperson, the three-hour interaction also witnessed an offer by an innovator to transfer technology to produce a drug which reduces coronary diseases. There was also an offer to tighten the power transmission system to reduce losses.

Clear Water and Green Energy Incorporation - Director of Technology Dr Joseph Bifskey offered techniques for multiple treatment of water for both irrigation and drinking purposes. He said his company was capable of providing affordable integrated technology to suit the nature of impurities.

Sukhbir said this offer fits into the country's motto of "one drop more crop". He asked the company to submit a detailed project proposal which could help conserve water and use waste water for productive purposes.

In another offer, MKM company CEO Morvai Ferenc offered transfer of third generation clean and green technology to Punjab under which energy produced by sun light and biomass would be integrated with the grid. Additional chief secretary Suresh Kumar asked the company to submit a proposal on producing energy from biomass saying Punjab had an availability of 20 million tonnes of paddy straw per annum which could be used for this purpose.

Plastenergo director Adam Balogh offered to produce energy from polymer waste which the deputy chief minister said was a project which could be set up in Ludhiana to make productive use of industrial waste. There was also an offer by Dr Istan, a leading scientific innovator, to transfer technology to produce a drug which reduced the concentration of fats in the body and helped in preventing coronary disease. Dr Istan said the drug had already been tested on 30,000 people.

Apart from this, following a meeting with representatives of Ministry of Agriculture it was decided that Hungary's agriculture university would sign a memorandum of understanding with PAU, Ludhiana to facilitate transfer of technology in the field of agro processing to Punjab. Hungary ministry of Agriculture Senior Advisor Klara Szilvia Szeker also accepted an invitation to lead a delegation to Invest Punjab in October.

Invest Punjab CEO Anirudh Tewari disclosed that a number of top scientific innovators of Hungary had accepted an invitation to attend the Invest Punjab summit.

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