This group uses soot from gensets to leave its mark

This group uses soot from gensets to leave its mark

Arpit Dhupar and his friends floated an idea to reduce toxic diesel emissions in the capital, it appeared to be plain “idiotic“ to their mentors. The idea hit them last year when they were drinking sugarcane juice at a roadside joint where the cane crusher was running on a diesel generator but its emissions couldn’t be seen. The juice vendor had attached an exhaust pipe to divert the emissions to a wall instead. “We noticed that the wall had turned black from the diesel soot and thought whether we can use this carbon? If it can colour the wall black, it can surely be utilised as paint. But the idea was thought to be impractical,“ said Arpit, co-founder of Chakr. Read more…

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