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Supporting IIT Madras Causes: Aerostrovilos - India's First Indigenous Gas Turbi
This is an initiative in the "Other" category. Please consider donating.
Rs. 0 / Rs. 1,000,000 raised
About this cause
Aerostrovilos Energy Private Limited is IIT Madras incubated startup, which is
developing a 100kW micro gas turbine for power generation. They are currently a
six-member team and the founders include an alumnus and an Aerospace
Department faculty.They are the first company in India to indigenously develop a sophisticated product
like a gas turbine. This would also make IIT Madras as the only IIT where a gas
turbine will be developed.
India being an agrarian economy has plenty of bio-waste, which can be used to
electrify the villages. Each village roughly requires 100kW of power.
Today, still many rural households do not have access to electricity. The grid is inefficient.
Whereas, a MGT can provide continuous power for 24x7 and with maintenance
check after 10,000hrs and major overhaul maintenance only after 25,000-30,000 hrs.
The biggest advantage of this MGT is its high fuel flexibility. It can run on any
liquid and gaseous fuels available locally like diesel, kerosene, biogas, etc. It is the
perfect candidate for rural electrification by decentralizing the power source, which
will be locally controlled by the villagers.
Gas turbines are meant for fuel flexibility. Currently, piston engines are available in the market, which can be for only one
Essentially, Aerostrovilos is developing a highly fuel flexible MGT which no other
foreign MGT manufacturer sells. Hence we need your support to develop a
prototype to demonstrate the technology.
Donations are exempt under 80G (100% exemption) under Indian laws for those who are Indian tax assesses.
How the money will be used
The money will be used for developing a proof of concept of 10kW, buying the systems and software licenses, and paying the salaries of the team until the government grants are released. The POC is paramount in approaching the investors to raise more money for developing the final 100kW product.