Tamil Nadu to Have World’s First Biorefinery Using Tannery Waste
by Kumar Chellappan (Daily News and Analysis India) Tamil Nadu will be home to the world’s first biorefinery which will use solid waste generated from tanneries in Vellore district.
The Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) at Chennai, a unit of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has succeeded in developing a biorefinery which will produce biodiesel, bioethanol, biohydrogen and biomethane.
“With this bio refinery we will ensure that tanneries across the country do not discharge any kind of solid waste. There will not be any waste to be discharged because we will use it as raw materials,” Palani Shanmugam (42), the CLRI scientist who designed the refinery told DNA. READ MORE