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A Sustainable, Eco-friendly Charge Storage Device from Bio-charred Jute: An Innovative Strategy to Empower the Jute Farmers of India

  • Amarish Dubey
  • Deepu Philip
  • Mainak DasEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 66)

Abstract

Jute is a major fiber crop of India, which is used extensively as packaging material. Recently, jute industry is facing stiff challenges from synthetic fibers and plastics; resulting in major decline in the revenue of jute growers. This necessitates the quest for alternative and innovative design avenues where jute can be used to fulfill the need of the jute growers. This paper describes one such alternative where a sustainable, eco-friendly charge storage device is developed using bio-charred jute; thereby opening new avenues for jute industry in the energy storage sector. Implementing similar innovative strategies at national level could revive the interest in jute farming among Indian jute growers and other cash crop growers.

Keywords

Jute Bio-charring Charge storage device Design for sustainability Eco friendly design 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Design ProgramIndian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia

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