Research & Development

GERMI has established two research wings- Petroleum and Renewable Energy. The Petroleum Wing has two major groups.

Petroleum Laboratories whose capabilities are in Petrographic studies, Rock Physics and Geochemical Studies and the Data Interpretation Centre with Capabilities on G&G data analysis, Seismic Data enhancement & characterization. The Renewable Research Wing supports fundamental and applied research ranging from solar cell material and device designs to plant performance analysis. As well in the environmental research focusing to help industries in important areas related to science, technology and management pertaining to Pollution, Energy Efficiency, Bio-Energy & Waste to Energy and enable the integration of innovative need-based technologies.

Development of Synthetic Combustion Fuel using Algae as a Resource

With the goal of developing a novel technology for biofuel production, using microalgae at a commercial scale and environmental CO2 as a carbon source. This will decrease the cost of biofuel production and also reduce the impact on global warming through CO2 sequestration.

The whole process is included in the project, from suitable microalgal strain selection to large scale biofuel production along with CO2 sequestration. Key highlights are:

  • Isolation, screening and evaluation of naturally occurring photosynthetic microalgae strains that exhibit high growth rate and high oil content.
  • Optimization of parameters for the enhancement of biofuel production along with CO2 sequestration through selected strain.
  • Design and construction of feasible model for culture harvesting.
  • Development of design for large-scale production using optimized parameters and analytical data.

Key Persons

Dr. Syed Zaheer Hasan