Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Title :

A novel and cost-effective biogas purification technology using polyacrylamide gel to power bio-methane in automobiles

Area of research :

Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Focus area :

Renewable energy

Principal Investigator :

Dr Bibhuti Bhusan Sahoo, Associate Professor, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Tamil Nadu

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Associated Programme / Scheme :

Core Research Grant (CRG)


Executive Summary :

The biogas upgrading market and technologies demand a cost-effective method. To overcome the drawbacks of available biogas updating technologies the development of a new, low-cost and simple biogas upgrading process is in demand by the World. This research work tries to solve this problem by preparing a hydrogel of polyacrylamide polymer and the crosslinking solution to capture the CO2 and H2S composition of biogas. The success of the project shall be beneficial to society, compressed biogas production units, automobile and stationary engine manufacturers to adopt a low-cost renewable fuel for all types of requirements such as heat and power, and transportation.


Dr Dharmendra Kumar Bal, Associate Professor, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Tamil Nadu

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