23 July 2019
Interview with Indrio Technologies, 2nd laureate of Smogathon 2018
Kamila Knap: Can you explain how your technology work? What kind of product and services your company offers?
Rito Sur: We make the most compact laser-based sensors for chemical detection and control. We are focusing on making sensors for gas-phase chemicals. Right now, we are developing vehicle exhaust sensors that can be used to reduce NOx emissions by 70%.
08 June 2019
Interview with Graviky Labs, finalist of Smogathon 2017 Global Edition.
Nikhil Kaushik, co-founder of Graviky Labs: Anirudh came with the idea of converting candle soot into inks during his stay at MIT Media Lab. Later in 2014 we, Anirudh Sharma and Nikhil Kaushik, ganged to start Graviky Labs with the idea to develop a commercially viable lab where we can innovate outside the university ecosystem.
So we started working on two aspects of the idea – a) to develop technologies to capture particulate matter (soot) and b) develop technologies and solutions to use the captured particulate matter as the pigment for making industrial grade inks.
02 April 2019
Interview with the winners of 2018 Smogathon competition!
In 2018 the big winner of our Smogathon contest was the team Takachar. This Indian-American company developed a project that reduces the problem of excessive biomass and turns it into more efficient fuel. That way the local farmers can actually be a part of a fight against air pollution and increase their income by selling the transformed fuel.
We sat down with Vidyut Mohan and Kevin Kung, the founders of Takachar, to discuss their technology and plans for the future.