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Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

Kolkata; A virtual centre is extended across five Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), which has been installed to develop advanced technologies in the field of biofuels, which was declared today.

This virtual 'DBT - Pan IIT Centre of Bioenergy' includes IITs Bombay, Kharagpur, Guwahati, Jodhpur and Roorkee.

Set by the (DBT) department of biotechnology of science and technology ministry, virtual centre will be coordinated by IIT-Bombay.

"Research team involves from the five institutes, which consists of 32 investigators and covers research activities on the following thematic areas; cyanobactorial biofuels, biofuels from micro-algae, ligno-cellulosic biomass to biofuels and techno-economic and life cycle analysis ", said Saikat Chakraborty of IIT-Kharagpur.

This centre targets at development of mutual behooveful association with Bioenergy sector in India.