Specialization :   Renewable and non conventional Energy resources

Department has an active group of researchers working towards the development of bio-fuels from various grades of bio-mass. We are also working on the development of solar cells, fuel cells, microbial fuel cells as well as various other problems related to non-conventional and renewable energy. 

Major Achievements:

  • Development of Air Breathing Microfluidic Fuel Cell for the Direct use of Ethanol as Fuel for Power Generation, DST Fast Track, Dr. H. L. Pramanik.
  • Pyrolysis of Biomass for the Production of Bio-oil: Experimental and Computational Study, DST Fast Track, Dr. J.P. Chakraborty.
  • Performance Evaluation of Biogas Unit”, Green Brick Eco Solutions, Prof. P. K. Mishra

Recent Publications:

  • N. Srivastava, M. Srivastava, D. Kushwaha, V.K. Gupta, A. Manikanta, P.W. Ramteke, P.K. Mishra (2017). Efficient dark fermentative hydrogen production from enzyme hydrolyzed rice straw by Clostridium pasteurianum (MTCC116). Bioresource Technology, 238: 552-558.
  • Neha Srivastava, Manish Srivastava, P.K. Mishra, Pardeep Singh and P.W. Ramteke, Application of Cellulases in Biofuels Industries: An Overview,Journal of Biofuels and Bioenergy, 2015, 1:55-63.
  • N. Srivastava, M. Srivastava, A. Manikanta, P. Singh, P.W. Ramteke, P.K. Mishra (2017). Nanomaterials for biofuel production using lignocellulosic waste. Environmental Chemistry Letters, 15(2): 179-184.