Coimbatore, Oct 20 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd for Liquid Fuel Research for three years for the development of pilot plant technology to produce bio-diesel from the wastage of petroleum industries.
Alternative renewable energy technologies was the need of the hour and bio-fuels were needed to replace petroleum fuels in future, TNAU said in a statement here.
The project cost will be Rs 30 lakh.
The primary concern in the global climate change was the production of carbon dioxide from various industries, including fossil fuels. Hence, bio-fuel production from microalgae, was considered as an alternative to reduce the fossil fuels.
In the context of climatic changes and of soaring prices for a barrel of petroleum, biofuels were presented as a renewable energy alternative.
About 1,00,000 species of algae were existing in the world.
Microalgal ability to grow in several type of waste water had been demonstrated, as it can be utilised for petro-refinery wastes for higher biomass generation from micro algae and to exploit it for bio-diesel production, the statement added.
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