Deal inked for biofuel research

Deal inked for biofuel research


  1. The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has signed a three-year, ₹11 crore deal with The Energy and Research Institute (TERI) to set up a centre to produce “advanced biofuels and bio-commodities.”

Important Facts:

  1. This will be the fifth such dedicated centre for bioenergy-research and development set up by the DBT.
  2. The others are located at:
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati
  • Transtech Green Power Limited, Jaipur
  • Oil and Natural Gas Energy Centre in the National Capital Region.
  1. The bio-centre would be focussed on not only developing biofuel technology but also commercialising it.
  2. Other than fuel, by-products envisaged at the TERI-DBT Centre include food, feed, nutrition supplements, bioplastics and novelty speciality chemicals.
  3. About TERI:
  • TERI is a non-profit research institution that conducts research work in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development.
  • It aims to focus on formulating local and national level strategies for shaping global solutions to critical issues.
  • Its key focus lies in promoting clean energy, water management, pollution management, sustainable agriculture and climate resilience.

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