CENTRE OF INNOVATION IN BIOFUEL PRODUCT ION  (CIBP)

ABOUT THE CENTRE

The centre has been developed with the active assistance of Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST), Government of Karnataka (GOK), Bengaluru for research on bio- fuel production.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

The use of underutilized agricultural residues is an excellent means for the production of biofuel. Eight different dried raw materials of agricultural origin such as cashew pulp, pineapple waste, coconut leaves and fibers, areca nut leaves and fibers, cocoa pod shell and mucilage liquid, and  non agricultural residues like Erianthus stem and leaves, are used in bioethanol production. Other non-agricultural residues like, non-edible oil seed cakes of Pongamia pinnata, Simarouba glauca, Calophyllum inophyllum, Scleropyrum pentandrum, Jatropa curcas, and Hevea brasiliensis, as well as biodiesel glycerol is being studied.

    FACILITIES

The facilities of CIBP are:

  •  Refrigerated Incubator Shaker
  •  Table top Shaker
  •  Water bath (for providing different temperature conditions)
  •  Vacuum filtration unit
  •  Precision   weighing   balance, micropipettes and digital pH meters

The project has been sanctioned for a period of 3 years. Following major equipment have been procured using the first installment of the grant.

In this, refrigerated incubator shaker has a temperature range from 18C to 45C for culture conditioning of different organisms. The facilities include table top shaker for culture conditioning at laboratory conditions for different organisms, water bath for providing different temperature conditions, vacuum filtration unit, digital pH meter to find out the pH of the culture medium on the spot, micropipettes, and digital pH meters.