Idea - FICS


Team and Contact Details

Student Name School Degree Year Email
Muhammad Awais

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: No
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Idea Details

Idea Name: Tabcoal
Slogan: Burn tabcoal save earth lungs
Supervisor Name: Muhammad Qasim Hayat
Supervisor Designation: Associate Professor
Supervisor School: Atta ur Rehman School of Applied Biosciences
Supervisor Department: Plant Biotechnology
Contact number: 03335232392
Email ID:
    Tablets of activated charcoal can be manufactured from waste plant material. Waste plant material can be passed through conventional pyrolysis and converted into charcoal.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Activated charcoal energy is an affordable energy source because of the coal
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Pakistan is a country where the forest area is very low and deforestation rate is high, it is imperative to look for a new fuel to control over-exploitation of wood resources. . People who cannot afford wood need a cheaper resource and by meeting their needs, deforestation can be controlled.
How will the solution works
    The shortage of natural gas has become endemic and it has never reached the rural areas of Pakistan, where burning wood is the alternative method. Pakistan produces 1,454,978 Million Cubic Ft (MMcf) of natural gas yet most of the rural areas are still deprived of this facility. Tabcoal can be provided to the local markets of rural areas of Pakistan and it can easily be accessed by the people.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    There are three sources of wood supply in Pakistan: State forests, private farmlands and imports. Farmlands are estimated to produce 50 percent of the timber and 90 percent of the firewood used in the country and we want to replace firewood with Tabcoal.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2021-01-07 (1731)