Bioprocess Development Lab

Department of Biotechnology, IITG



The research focus of our group is the process development for various value added products using microbes as a cell factory. The areas which have been pursued currently are: biodiesel production from freshwater microalgal isolates Chlorella sp. and diatoms; bioethanol from agricultural wastes, process development for hyaluronic acids from new Streptococcus isolates and butanol production from Clostridium sp. In our lab we aim at improving overall performance of the technology via combined modifications at the process (Biochemical engineering approach) and strain level (genetic engineering approach). In our group we have expertise to create solutions for process development by combining biochemical and biological knowledge with engineering principles. For detail please refer to the research section.