After developing tools that can make the train travel safer, scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur achieved another new breakthrough. They found a way of raising biofuel from aquatic weeds such as water hyacinths.
According to a study published in Nature Scientific Reports, researchers showed this weed and mdash contain 50% hemicelluloses and mdash. These are used as an economical source of biofuel.
What Saikat Chakraborty says about new invention?
Saikat Chakraborty is the faculty member of the Department of Chemical Engineering and also a researcher of the Bioenergy Research Group at IIT Kharagpur. We will show that the produced soluble sugars from natural amorphous polymers like hemicelluloses lie in their smallest scale.
What is the fact behind the new breakthrough?
The researchers have uncovered the scale phenomena that results in an increase in sugars and bioethanol.
The generation of bioethanol is produced from the pore-scale reactions.
Hemicelluloses are the second most natural polymer on earth and mdash. This new technology engaged in this phenomenon. It could produce biofuels from locally available plant sources.
Apart from these bioethanol is produced from commonly available grasses, red and green algae, etc. which have 2.5 to 3 times more than cellulose.
What another study says about this invention?
Another study where scientists of Chemical engineering Department and PK Sinha Centre for Bioenergy work for transforming these fundamental materials into new biofuel technologies that will definitely help to fight climate change