NIT Andhra Pradesh encourages research in bioenergy for sustainable solutions

The Institute aims to advance advances in bioresource technology for bioenergy production, including value-added products and waste reduction.

Andhra Pradesh National Institute of Technology is encouraging its faculty and researchers to make progress in the field of bioenergy.

Bioenergy is a type of renewable energy derived from living organic matter known as biomass that can be used to meet energy needs. Biomass energy will improve the energy security of developing countries like India.

To this end, the Institute has organized a five-day online faculty development program entitled ‘Waste-to-Bio-Energy: A Sustainable Solution’ from 13 to 17 September 2021.

The goal of this faculty development program is to advance bioenergy through waste utilization and reduce reliance on fossil-based fuels to improve energy security.

The purpose of this five-day faculty development program was to provide advanced knowledge on renewable chemical and biofuel waste disposal for faculty, scientists and research scholars covering the following key areas:

  • Biofuel production
  • Biomass gasification and liquefaction
  • Algae Biofinery
  • Enzyme production
  • R&D Challenges in Bioenergy

Among the best results of this five-day online training are:

  • Biomass gasification from waste
  • Conversion of high-value organic renewable waste
  • Converting isolated waste into fuel and energy
  • Biofuels and enzyme production
  • Application of microorganisms for biofuel production

Other keynote speakers at the event include:

  • Professor Dr. Kanan Pakshirajan, IIT Guwahati
  • Professor Dr. Ramakrishna Sen, IIT Kharagpur
  • R. Vinu, IIT Madras
  • Professor Dr. Sanjay Ghosh, IIT Madras
  • Professor RP Singh, IIT Roorkee

Faculty members’ research interests include microbial production of biofuels and value-added products, wastewater treatment, bioremediation, marine bacterial green-surfactant-and-polymer, microbial biotechnology, microbiology, microbiology, nanobiote,

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