Kaustubha Mohanty, Professor of IIT-G’s Department of Chemical Engineering, said his team chose non-edible seeds of plants such as peela kaner, mahua, gulmohar and neem for the project in order to eliminate competition between food and fuel. … [Read more...] about Biofuel developed from non-edible waste seeds
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GUWAHATI: The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) researchers have developed methods to produce biofuels from non-edible seeds.The team of innovators who have successfully executed the task is led by Dr. Kaustubha Mohanty, Professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering at IITG. Results of the team’s research have been published recently in high-impact journals such as Bioresource Technology, Fuel, Renewable Energy, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Journal of the Energy Institute and Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery.The team led by Mohanty comprises of research students - Dr. Ranjeet Kumar Mishra, Dr. Krushna P. Shadangi, Mithelesh Koul, Gautam Ganeshan and Gourav Chatterjee, who have coauthored the papers.“Oils derived from non-edible seeds of plants can be used to produce biofuels, to eliminate the competition between food and fuel”, said Mohanty. Plants and trees found in India, such as peela kaner, mahua, gulmohar, neem, rain tree, … [Read more...] about IIT Guwahati researchers produce bio-fuel from non-edible waste seeds
In their official efforts to soothe the president’s feelings, Trump’s campaign has also resorted to wasting a ton of money. In June, The Daily Beast reported that Team Trump had dropped hundreds of thousands of dollars on cable-news ads in the Washington, D.C., area, purchasing time largely on the president’s preferred network, Fox News. The ad buys had no real chance of making a positive electoral difference, given that they were reaching solidly Democratic turf in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. But knowledgeable sources said at the time that the real purpose was to get the pro-Trump ads in front of the president, a voracious TV watcher, to set him at ease that his campaign was defending him strongly on television. … [Read more...] about Team Trump Frantically Plots New Ways to Make Him Feel Good About Himself
In a large greenhouse, 70 species, including ferns and other sub-tropical plants, sit above bins of waste water that flows through pipes from the brewery. The interaction of the micro-organisms on the plants’ roots and the bacteria in the water purifies it for reuse. … [Read more...] about Beer-brewing Trappist monks put faith in plants to reduce water waste
Research on blood types has sometimes fallen between different academic disciplines, but a better understanding of why we have different blood groups and the relationship between blood type antibodies and disease risk is likely to help us to develop vaccines and design new drugs, including for Covid-19. … [Read more...] about Why do we have different blood types — and do they make us more vulnerable to Covid-19?