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    Institute of Fuel Research and Development: Activities and achievements
    November 4, 2016 - BCSIR
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    Mahfuza Khanam, Director, Institute of Fuel Research & Development, BCSIR

    Energy is one of the basic inputs for all economic activities. Per capita energy consumption is one of the major determinants as well as indicator of economic development. The target of rural energy construction in Bangladesh is to increase energy supply in rural areas without paying the price of damaging ecological environment, which will not only generate energy effect but also significant ecological and social effects due to emphasis on energy conservation and exploitation and utilization of various renewable energy resources. The Institute of Fuel Research & Development (IFRD) of BCSIR has actively engages with this challenges.

    The Institute of Fuel Research & Development (IFRD) launched its journey as the Fuel Research Division of the East Regional Laboratory, Dhaka in 1954. In 1967 it was renamed as Fuel & Petrochemical Science and Technology Division of East Regional Laboratory. After the independence it was renamed as Fuel Division of BCSIR Laboratories, Dhaka. IFRD was established as a separate Institute of BCSIR in 1980. IFRD have much significant contribution on research and development of conventional and renewable energy technology in Bangladesh.

    From 1997 to 2004, the government ran two projects on biogas plant installation, and the BCSIR installed 22,000 plants across the country; more than any other organization.
    This Institute actively engages with research and development of biogas, biomass, bio-fuel, solar, wind energy technology and almost all renewable energy sectors and contributed many fruitful results to the nation. Beside this, researchers are involved in quality improvement of conventional fuel. In addition this institute has developed and disseminated several models of Improved Cook Stoves and many other energy efficient devices for energy saving.


    Institute of Fuel Research and Development: Activities and achievements
    November 4, 2016 - BCSIR
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    Mahfuza Khanam, Director, Institute of Fuel Research & Development, BCSIR

    Energy is one of the basic inputs for all economic activities. Per capita energy consumption is one of the major determinants as well as indicator of economic development. The target of rural energy construction in Bangladesh is to increase energy supply in rural areas without paying the price of damaging ecological environment, which will not only generate energy effect but also significant ecological and social effects due to emphasis on energy conservation and exploitation and utilization of various renewable energy resources. The Institute of Fuel Research & Development (IFRD) of BCSIR has actively engages with this challenges.

    The Institute of Fuel Research & Development (IFRD) launched its journey as the Fuel Research Division of the East Regional Laboratory, Dhaka in 1954. In 1967 it was renamed as Fuel & Petrochemical Science and Technology Division of East Regional Laboratory. After the independence it was renamed as Fuel Division of BCSIR Laboratories, Dhaka. IFRD was established as a separate Institute of BCSIR in 1980. IFRD have much significant contribution on research and development of conventional and renewable energy technology in Bangladesh.

    From 1997 to 2004, the government ran two projects on biogas plant installation, and the BCSIR installed 22,000 plants across the country; more than any other organization.
    This Institute actively engages with research and development of biogas, biomass, bio-fuel, solar, wind energy technology and almost all renewable energy sectors and contributed many fruitful results to the nation. Beside this, researchers are involved in quality improvement of conventional fuel. In addition this institute has developed and disseminated several models of Improved Cook Stoves and many other energy efficient devices for energy saving.
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asking questions regarding fiberglass biogas plant installed at her residence Gono Bhaban

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asking questions regarding fiberglass biogas plant installed at her residence Gono Bhaban

    All kind of testing facilities for conventional and renewable energy technology is present here. Recently a Solar Panel Testing laboratory has been launched for the first time in Bangladesh. Through this facility the nation will benefit by judging the quality of imported solar panel and inverters.

    Nationally, this institute has been awarded two times at 2013.

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