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Turning tannery waste into fuel

05 July 2012

Tamil Nadu will be home to one of the world’s first bio-refineries which will use solid waste generated from tanneries in the Vellore district.

The Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) in Chennai, a unit of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have succeeded in developing a bio-refinery which will produce biodiesel, bioethanol, biohydrogen and biomethane.

‘With this biorefinery we will ensure that tanneries across the country do not discharge any kind of solid waste. There will not be any waste to be discharged because we will use it as raw materials’, Palani Shanmugam, the CLRI scientist who designed the refinery told DNA.

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Written by csirindia

July 8, 2012 at 11:14 am

Posted in CLRI

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