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2018 National Clean Air Crowdsourcing Competition Winners

  Hybrid Bevel Bicycle  Team from IIT Madras

Hybrid Bevel Bicycle Team from IIT Madras

Winning project: Hybrid Bevel Bicycle
The Collaborative Clean Air Policy Centre (CCAPC) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) are pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 National Clean Air Crowdsourcing Competition. The winning entry, The Hybrid Bevel Bicycle, was submitted by a team from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras led by Dhairyasheel Deshmukh.

The team has developed an efficient rechargeable electric bicycle system that shows promise to increase the usage of bicycles for transportation and thus reduce emissions of air pollution in India. This project was chosen by a group of expert judges after a national competition. The team has been awarded mentorships to work in Delhi at CCAPC/TERI for the summer of 2018 to improve and promote their technology.

Team Lead: Dhairyasheel Deshmukh
Department - Ocean Engineering
Degree - M.S
Institute - Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai

Additional Team members selected for the internship
Kadivar Nikhil
Department- Mechanical Engineering
Degree - B.Tech.
Institute- Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai

Nangunuri Vishnu Teja
Department- Mechanical Engineering
Degree - B.Tech.
Institute - Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai

Competition Finalists
Clean Energy from Argo residues - A route to reduce air pollution and improve air quality
Name: Syed Mughees Ali
Department: Aerospace Engineering
Degree: Integrated M.S-PhD
University: IIT Madras, Chennai

Name: A Mani Kalyani
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Degree : Integrated M.S-PhD
University: IIT Madras, Chennai

Aero2 Swachh Mission: An Initiative against Air Pollution
Name: Pooja Misra
College: Lady Irwin College
University: University of Delhi (DU)
Degree: M.Sc. Resource Management & Design Application (Specialization: Environment Management and Sustainable Development)

About the competition
The competition was designed to encourage and reward innovative ideas among Indian university students to solve the problem of air pollution in India, which has a major impacts on health, the environment, and the economy. A range of solutions were proposed by student groups around the country; the Hybrid Bevel Bicycle was judged to be the most well developed and likely to lead to changes in the country.

About CCAPC
CCAPC was founded at TERI in 2017 and is governed by TERI, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, and the University of California, Berkeley. UrbanEmissions.info is a knowledge partner. The Centre aims to provide research and analysis related to air pollution and is devoted to evaluating and promoting policies to reduce health damaging exposures to air pollution of all kinds in India.

   Dhairyasheel Deshmukh

 Dhairyasheel Deshmukh

For more information, please contact
Dr Pooja Arora
Associate Fellow
Earth Science and Climate Change
Email: pooja.arora@teri.res.in

Click here to see the TERI press release

Ajay Pillarisetti