The objective of our research group is to understand the fundamentals of conversion of renewable and non-renewable feedstocks to biofuels, chemicals and materials via different techniques including catalytic fast pyrolysis, catalytic fast hydropyrolysis, microwave assisted pyrolysis, torrefaction, and microwave assisted solvolysis. To this end, we utilize various feedstocks like lignocellulosic biomass, lignin, microalgae, waste plastics, waste oils, e-wastes, municipal solid wastes (MSW) and coals. High quality experiments and modeling (both reaction kinetic and quantum chemical models) are employed to further the understanding.
Dr. R. Vinu
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