Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Muhammad Babar AnwarPNECUndergraduateSecondbabar_321@outlook.com
1Syed MuneebPNECUndergraduateSecondsyedmuneeb54@gmail.com
1Abdullah SaifuddinPNECUndergraduateSecondaabdullahsaifuddin@gmail.com

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: Mechanical student with turbine knowledge.

Idea Details

Idea Name: Agri Power
Slogan: Powering up Pakistan's Rural
Supervisor Name: Dr Syed Nazeer Alam
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: Pakistan Navy Engineering College
Supervisor Department: Electronics and Power Engineering
Contact number: +923462457974
Email ID: nazeer@pnec.nust.edu.pk
Abstract:
    A small scale steam turbine generator which can be powered up with the help of agricultural waste, mainly rice husk.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    More than 32,500 villages in Pakistan, around 40 per cent of the rural population, live a long way from the national grid; leaving them without access to electricity. Our aim is to provide power to those living below poverty line with the help of agricultural waste.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Around 30,000 villages do not have access to electricity. Agricultural land (% of land area) in Pakistan was reported at 47.03 % in 2014. Villages producing agricultural waste such as, rice husk, bagasse and wheat straws could benefit directly from our small scale generators.
How will the solution works
    The agricultural waste (i.e Rice Husk) will be put in our small boiler compartments. A spark mechanism will be kept conventional to ignite the waste within the boiler with the help of an ignition fuel in a very small quantity. These boilers will be connected to the turbine. The steam produced from the boiler will turn our turbine that will rotate our ac generator producing electricity. Our aim will be to power up a small grid, approximately 6-7 houses (depending upon the power consumption).
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Our competitors would be organizations generating power using alternative sources of energy (Hydro, Wind). Pakistan is a huge producer of agricultural waste such as rice husk and since our product will generate electricity solely on such waste products; our approach is quite unique and innovative.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2019-01-14 (1212)