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| February 2, 1964 (1964-02-02) Ferozepur, Punjab, India|
Biomass fuels and stoves
Ramesh Kumar Nibhoria Wikipedia
Ramesh Nibhoria (born 2 February 1964) is a Punjabi engineer and entrepreneur, and creator of biomass pellet fueled cook stove.
Nibhoria was born in Ferozepur. After completing engineering training, he worked in various shop floor jobs and eventually reached executive level mechanical engineering positions.
After 12 years in the engineering field, On February 1996, Nibhoria started Ess Aar Energies with the assistance of the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), an autonomous organisation under the Department of Science and Technology (India). Located near Chandigarh, the company manufactured biomass briquettes from agricultural and forest residues. This project was India's first biomass pelletizing plant.
In 2000 he started manufacturing Sanjha Chulha (Earth Stoves), a biomass briquette fired community kitchen stove, to negate the need for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Stoves were installed at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Schools at Himachal, Punjab and Chandigarh. The users save 50% while replacing LPG with biomass briquette cooking. This invention won a Petroleum Conservation Research Association award. This project was supported by TePP (the Technopreneur Promotion Programme, run by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India).
He established Nishant Bioenergy Consultancy and Nishant Bioenergy (P) Limited. Currently, his stoves are installed in 2875 places with more than 11000 installations expected by the end of 2018. These carbon neutral stoves save 95000 tons of CO2 and another 25,000 tons /year will be saved with the new installations. His company has patented the technology of the powdered biomass fired cook stove named "Surya Stove". His company also supplies state of the art biomass pellet plant exclusively to his franchisee and ensures sales of pellet produced.
With year long research and development EARTH STOVE ES4D AF has been created. This is an fully automated duly controlled with temperature controller and timer to get desired temperature of frying oil/hot water/hot air for more than 10 hours without the worry of ash cleansing. Very good for ready to eat snack manufacture to replace Diesel/LPG cooking with pellets, this will save 30-50% in fuel cost to end user.Design, salient features and process of this stove is applied for patent and copy write act.
His efforts won him an Ashden Award in 2005, which was given by HRH Prince Charles. In 2006, the UN Human Settlement Programme, Kenya judged his project as promising practices. He is a fellow of Global Social Benefiting Incubator (GSBI), 2007 and GSBI Accelerator (2013). GSBI is run by the University of Santa Clara, San Jose, California. In 2006 he was invited to Skoll World Forum, Oxford. He was invited to the Al Gore lecture on climate change at Cambridge University.