i. Development of microbial consortium of organisms for cellulose degradation, hexose and pentose fermentation and optimization of operating parameters such as hydrolysis treatments, substrate and inoculum composition, pH, temperature, aeration etc for cellulase and ethanol production.
ii. Optimization of pelletization process for paddy straw and kinnow waste
iii. Optimization of downstream processing parameters for recovery and purification of cellulase and ethanol
iv. Use of basic molecular biology techniques such as mutagenesis, protoplast fusion etc for developing recombinants especially for ethanolegenic strains.
v. Evaluation of residues after fermentation for suitability as feed supplements
Process developed: 1 No
Products: 6 cellulolytic and pentose fermenting microbial strains
Research papers in Referred Journals: 2 No