‘Oorja’ forays from kitchens to cars
Taking the sustainable heating solutions from their brand ‘Oorja’ to newer avenues, First Energy Pvt. Ltd. (FEPL), Thermax’s subsidiary has partnered with Refreshed Car Care (Revive Labs Private Limited), an eco-friendly car care company to introduce a first-of-its-kind steambased car cleaning solution. The scope includes the supply and erection of a pellet-fired non-IBR type boiler of 100 kg capacity and its integration with the car washing system. This steam-based application provides superior cleaning and more importantly, a significant reduction in water consumption up to 90%. It is estimated that one car requires 10 kg of steam above 150°C and 120°C for exterior and interior cleaning respectively.
“For FEPL, this is a step in the right direction, leveraging our leadership in the energy and environment space by foraying into the consumer segment with green solutions,” says Sriram Vishwanathan, Director at FEPL.
The business operates on a unique model where the capital investment, commissioning and maintenance concerning the boilers are managed by FEPL. The customer only pays for the pellets used as fuel for the boiler, that are manufactured at FEPL’s plant in Islampur and Dharwad using agrowaste.
The first such cleaning station in India has been set up by Landmark Group at Ahmedabad, one of the largest automotive networks in India.