There is a need to conduct research on alternative sources of energy, said G.V. Balram, Managing Director, Karnataka Renewable Energy Limited.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the two-day Indo-German Symposium on Bio-Fuel Technology and exhibition on Renewable Energy organised by NIE at its premises this morning.

Dependency on fuel had increased over the past few years which had become a serious threat to available energy sources. The demand for petrol and diesel has been increasing every day as the number of vehicles has also increased. Currently, it has become a challenge to fulfill the fuel needs for the vehicles. If similar situation prevails, days are not far to depend on the animals again for the transportation, he said.

Balaram also added that promoting bio-fuel and alternative sources of energy was most important to prevent future crisis. “There is need for a research in which the solar energy can be stored and utilised whenever necessary. Government has been giving a lot of importance to promote renewable energy to bring down the dependency on petrol and diesel,” he said.

Earlier, the symposium was inaugurated by Dr. Klaus Lucka, MD, OWI. S.R. Subbarao, President, NIE, Prof. G.L. Shekar, rayan, Hon. Treasurer, NIE, Prof. Shamsundar, Co-ordinator, Prof. H.I. Ramachandra were present on the occasion.

Nearly 200 engineering students participated.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore