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R&D Projects (Biofules)


Completed Projects

1.     Assessment of Techno-Economic Feasibility of Large Scale Seaweed Cultivation Integrated with Biofertliser and Ethanol Production
2.    Demonstration of Modular Pyrolysis Unit (20 kg/h) to produce Bio-Oil from Agro-Industrial Biomass Wastes and Methodology for Analysis, Use and Upgradation of  Bio-oil
3.    Integrated Technology Development for Biodiesel Production using Heterogeneous Catalyst
4.    Design and Development of Dual operating Pilot scale Bio–Reactor system for comparative simulations studies on algal Cultivation
5.    Development of a Hybridized Bioreactor – Open Pond Cultivation System Integrating Sinusoidal Magnetic Field technology to Enhance the Qualitative and Quantitative Efficacy of Algal Biomass Production

Ongoing Projects

S. No. Project Name Executing Institution Date of Sanction  and Duration (Years) Total Cost (Rs. in lakhs) Objective
1 Design and Development of Vacuum Pyrolysis Plant to Process Various Agricultural and Agro-Industrial Biomass to Demonstrate Its Technical and Economical Feasibility Indian  Institute of Technology, Bombay,Powai, Mumbai-400 076  1.10.2010 Extended up to April,2014 137.77 To evaluate technical and economical feasibility of the pyrolysis units for implementing the pyrolysis technology.
2 Demonstration of Promising Genotype of Jatropha in Chhattisgarh State Chhattisgarh Bio-fuel Development Authority (CBDA), MIG 33, Indrawati Colony, RAIPUR, 492007 16-03-2010 &    5 years 34.10 To study and assess the suitability and productivity of the promising genotypes of Jatropha in Chhattisgarh state.
3 Demonstration of promising genotypes of Jatropha in the Karnataka state Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK campus, Bangalore-560056, Karnataka 15-03-2010 &    5 years 34.10 To study and assess the suitability and productivity of the promising genotypes of Jatropha in Karnataka state.
4 Demonstration of promising genotypes of Jatropha in the Rajasthan State. CEO, Zila Parishad-Banswara andRajasmand 16.03.2010 &     5 years 34.10 To study and assess the suitability and productivity of the promising genotypes of Jatropha in Rajasthan state.
5 Demonstration of promising genotypes of Jatropha in Tamil Nadu state TamilNadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641 003 16.03.2010 &     5 years  34.10 To study and assess the suitability and productivity of the promising genotypes of Jatropha in Tamilnadu state.
6 Enhanced butanol production from lignocellulosic biomass using improved pre-treatment and integrated saccharification, fermentation and separation in a membrane bioreactor. National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI)  30.09.2011 &     3 years 39.7056 Development of improved process for Biobutanol production from  lignocellulosic biomass.
7 Biocrude Production: Hydro-cracking of non-edible vegetable oil Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy, Kapurthala 13.9.2011 &        3 years  68.40 Development of Process for the production of bio-crude by hydrocracking of the vegetable oils.
8 Development of pretreatment strategies and bioprocess for improved production of cellulolytic enzymes and ethanol from crop byproduct for demonstration at pilot plant Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi 17.1.2012 &        3 years 148.47 Development of hyper cellulase producer and a fermentation process for production of bio-alcohol from lignocellulosic biomass.
9 Process development for bioethanol production from agricultural residues Phase-I:  Development of process for co-fermentation of hexose and pentose sugars of agricultural residues Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy, Kapurthala-144 601 25.1.2012 &        3 years 132.19 Development of Process for co-fermentation of hexose and pentose sugars of agricultural residues by selected isolates of co-fermenting mesophilic and thermophilic strains for ethanol production.
10 Hydropyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass to value added hydrocarbons Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun 31.01.2012 &      3 years 186.40 To convert lignocellulosic biomass into value added hydrocarbons/fuels that can be used in the transportation sector and chemicals.
11 Sorghum Stover based Biorefinery for Fuels and Chemicals NIIST, Trivandrum;MNNIT, AllahabadTERI, New Delhi &  IICT, Hyderabad 06.03.2012 &    3 years 184.138 To scale-up integrated technology for converting Sorghum Stover to Biofuels and value added chemicals.
12 Stabilization and up gradation of biomass derived bio-oils over tailored multifunctional catalysts in a dual stage catalytic process to produce liquid hydrocarbon fuels and its application studies The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi 13.09.2013  &    3 years 164.07 To establish technical feasibility of stabilising bio oil to increase the storability and enhance the properties to be blended with petro fuel and upgrading bio oils to transport fuels.
13 Improved production of Biogas and Bio-CNG from Ligno-cellulosic Biomass. DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences , ICT, Matunga (E), Mumbai, Kirloskar Integrated Technologies Limited ,  Pune, India Glycols Limited, Noida Distt: Gautam Budh Nagar (UP) 14.11.2013 &      3 years 445.90 MNRE share 356.53 Development and upscaling of integrated technology for production of biogas and value added products from lingo-cellulosic biomass.

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