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Amal Jyothi team wins ‘Big Business Idea’ contest with concept of fuel from plastic waste.

A group of youngsters from Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirapally, has emerged winner in the Manorama online-Big Business Idea contest with an innovative concept which addresses one of the major challenges of the present times.

Members of Team Dimensionless receive a cheque for Rs 1 lakh from John Thomas, senior
general manager, South Indian Bank.

Team Dimensionless, headed by Dan Jose, won the contest with their idea of 'Conversion of plastic waste to transport grade fuel components.' The team won the award which comprises a purse of Rs. 1 lakh, trophy and certificate. The winners were presented with the awards at a function at Kochi on Wednesday.

V.J. Kurien, MD, Cochin International Airport Ltd, delivered the keynote address. Kurien said that unlike in the past, business ideas get a lot of support from the government as well society these days. “Scientific inventions should be in tune with the needs of the nation and society,” he said.

Kochouseph Chittilappilly, founding chairman, V-Guard; and Prof Abraham Koshy of IIM Ahmedabad who headed the jury, also addressed the gathering. Kurien, Chittilappilly and Koshy gave away the prizes to the winners. John Thomas, senior general manager, South Indian Bank, handed over the cash prize to the winners.