BPCL, IICT Hyderabad signs Agreement to develop innovative Bio-reactor design

This agreement will not only reduce India’s dependency on crude oil imports but also enhance farmers’ income and rural employment.

BPCL, IICT Hyderabad signs Agreement to develop innovative Bio-reactor design

New Delhi: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) signs Memorandum of Agreement with CSIR - Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad to develop innovative Bio-reactor design to produce Compressed Bio-Gas from agricultural waste residues, such as wheat straw, rice straw, sugarcane bagasse, etc. 

The CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology is a national-level research center located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). 

This agreement will not only reduce India’s dependency on crude oil imports but also enhance farmers’ income and rural employment. The solid by-product of the process can be used as “Manure”. 

The MoA was inked by Dr. V Ravi Kumar, Chief General Manager (Research & Development), BPCL and Dr. D. Shailja, Chief Scientist & Head, Business Development & Research Management, CSIR-IICT on 23rd December 2021 in the presence of senior officials from both the organization.