pk-sinha-centre-for-bioenergyIIT Kharagpur Researchers Develop New Technology to Manufacture Biofuel

The Economic Times (Energy World)--Kolkata (May 31, 2017)

Researchers at IIT Kharagpur have developed new technology which will change the way biofuel is manufactured by making the process cheaper, quicker, and pollution-free. The 'soil-to-soil' manufacturing technology developed at the PK Sinha Centre for bio-energy at IIT-KGP is in the process of being patented, an IIT-KGP spokesperson said today. "2g bioethanol can be produced from various naturally available ligno-cellulosic components. But to do so it needs to be treated chemically. Because of chemical treatment, the process contributes to polluting the environment," Professor of the Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, Dr. Rintu Banerjee said. (Read More)