TNAU signs agreement with Russia

Monday, 05 January 2015 15:39

In order to establish bio-refinery for chemicals and fuel production from biomass and to meet dwindling reserves of crude oil supplies, a Cooperation Agreement was signed recently between Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (BIC), Novosibirsk, Russia and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University here.

This joint project aims at the development of scientific bases of integrated, highly sustainable and energy efficient biorefinery for the local lignocellulosic (crops/wood) feed stocks the project investigator from Indian side, Dr U Shivakumar, said in a release today.

Dr K Ramasamy, Vice-Chancellor, TNAU said the increased concern for the security of the oil supply and the negative impact of fossil fuels on the environment, particularly greenhouse gas emissions, has put pressure on society to find renewable fuel alternatives.

India being a tropical country receives more than 12 hours of sunshine a day which generate huge amount of biomass, Ramasamy said adding such inexpensive biomass could be used for production of value added feed stock chemicals and transportation fuels.

Dr. Oxana Taran and Dr. Ksenia Sorokina from Russia, said the complementarity of the team would bring wealth from waste and such technology would eventually improve the economy of both India and Russia.

Further, the exchange visits between scientists will help in exchange of expertise and develop some innovative technologies in biomass derived fuels and chemicals, they said.

The Rs.3.70 crore joint project, with Indian funding of Rs.70 lakh-Rs.Three crore from Russia, both from Science and Technology ministries, was initially sanctioned for three years, Sivakumar said.

Popular articles

13 October 2011

NPP Kudankulam constructed in india meets...

    NPP Kudankulam, which is being constructed in India with Russian assistance, meets all international safety requirements and the people of Tamil Nadu...
19 August 2011

IAF's Sukhoi jets to be upgraded to fifth...

     India's air superiority Sukhoi-30MKI fighters will soon be converted into 'Super Sukhois' by upgrading them with fifth generation combat jet...
08 August 2011

Kudankulam gets Uranium for next 5 years

       The Kudankulam Nuclear Plant has received uranium fuel bundles from Russia for the next five years as the plant needs 25-30 tonnes of fuel per year...
Emergency phone number only for the citizens of Russia in emergency in India +91-81-3030-0551
Address:
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi - 110021
Telephones:
(91-11) 2611-0640/41/42;
(91-11) 2687 38 02;
(91-11) 2687 37 99
E-mail:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.