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Life Cycle Analysis & Carbon Footprint of Jute and similar products
Sep 2, 2016

Presented by Mr. Ritwik Chakraborty, Scientinst, IJIRA  on 2nd September, 2016

The following topics are discused elaborately:

  • Carbon Footprint & GHG Emission
  • Why is LCA required for Jute products?
  • LCA and it’s key components 
  • Issues highlighted by stakeholders in Life Cycle of Jute
  • Discreet Studies on LCA

The complete life cycle of jute can be assessed through three distinct phases: agricultural phase, manufacturing phase and disposal phase.

Breeding of Jute (Corchorus Olitorius) for better fibre yield
Jul 29, 2016

Presented by Dr. Arundhati Choudhury (Sen), Senoir Research Associate, IJIRA  on 29th July, 2016

The presentation was delivered on breeding of two varieties of jute plant to get a hybrid variety of jute plant with higher fibre yield.




Lubrication and its necessity in Jute Industry.
Jul 13, 2016

Presented by Suvankar Bej  on 13th July, 2016

Lubrication is imperative for any kind of machines for their smooth functioning, reduction of wear and tear of moving parts and thereby increasing life of the machines. In order to achieve the desired machine performance it is very essential to use correct type of lubricant with recommended or specified amount. The lecture contained details of types of lubricants, machine-wise requirement of lubricant type and their application schedule and also recommendations for appropriate methodology of application of lubricants. 

Jun 30, 2016

Presented by Dr. Soumya Mukherjee  on 30th June, 2016

Finding renewable alternatives to fossil fuel has become a necessity not only due to the continuous depletion of limited fossil fuel stock but also for the safe and better environment Lignocellulosic biofuel represents promising alternative as they form the major component of any biomass.Jute is a renewable source of biomass. Jute (C. Camsularis) is a lignocellulosic composite natural fibre comprising of Alphacellulose [60.0-63.0], Hemicellulose [21.0-24.0], Lignin [12.0-13.0], Fats & Waxes [0.4-1.0], Pectin [0.2-1.5], Proteins   or   Nitrogenous   matter, etc. [0.80-1.9] and Ash [0.7-1.2]. Attempts are being made to utilize this rich hemicellulosic content present in jute sticks as a source for biofuel production using cost effective  downstream methods.Ethanol from jute sticks will help in boosting the ethanol production to meet the target for 10% ethanol blending in petrol policy by the end of this year.

Prospect of Natural Fibre Based Textile Industry of India - An Overview
Jun 22, 2016

Presented by Shri Anup Nandi  on 22nd June, 2016

The presentation focused on global as well as Indian market size and growth rate of natural fibre based textile materials. The scopes of jute based textile materials in new arenas are also discussed.

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