Research & Development
GERMI has established two research wings- Petroleum and Renewable Energy. The Petroleum Wing has two major groups.
Development of Synthetic Combustion Fuel using Algae as a Resource
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.