Bio-fuels from renewable biomass are an important energy resource. Biomass is used to meet a variety of energy needs, including generating electricity, fueling vehicles and providing process heat for industries. It is the only renewable source of carbon that can be converted into convenient solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels through different conversion processes.
We are more focused on the transformation of oils, fats, and third generation microalgal feedstock’s to biofuel, bio-lubricants, multifunctional additives, value-added chemicals and intermediates by chemical as well as enzymatic routes. We have successfully completed various projects funded by different organizations such as Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Coconut Development Board (CDB), Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) and also with an international collaboration under DST-UKIERI program.
We have developed processes for biodiesel production as well as potential bio lube products from synthetic and renewable sources for various automotive, industrial and Micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) applications. We are well equipped with state-of-art research facilities for transformation and analysis of bio-based feedstock and products.