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PU BioNEST Gets Rs 2.57-cr Grant

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(Tribune News Service)  The Bioincubators Nurturing Entrepreneurship for Scaling Technologies (BioNEST), Panjab University (PU), has got a grant of Rs 2.57 crore for projects in food and agriculture processing.“The government wants us to suggest ways of converting biomass into high-value product. We will fund five start-ups which would work in this field,” said Dr Rohit Sharma, project leader, BioNEST. He added, “This project would mainly focus on Punjab and nearby areas.”

Work on making biodiesel from algae under way
Komal Sharma is working on making biodiesel from algae. A photobioreactor will also be prepared for scaling up algae production. The aim is to reduce the cost of biofuel. “A successful attempt implies that biodiesel made didn’t freeze at lower temperature as compared to conventional fuels in the market. We are implementing an algae growing system fulfilling the target challenges for efficient harvesting and extraction processes on lab scale and then on large scale,” she said.   READ MORE


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