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The CO2 Research and Green Technologies Centre (CGTC) focuses its cutting - edge research on energy and environmental related challenges leading to...

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CO2 Research and Green Technologies Centre

CO2 Research and Green Technologies Centre, a unique advanced research laboratory, was created by VIT University, Vellore to carry out research on carbon capturing and utilization (CCU) with a focus on green energy technologies development. The laboratory has been set up keeping in view the growing significance of Carbon Capturing and Storage (CCS) in recent times.The centre was inaugurated on 15th Feb 2010 by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Honorable Minister for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. of India. The main objectives of the centre are

  • To develop technologies for CCU
  • To develop sustainable and renewable green energy technologies
  • To work on waste heat recovery, energy, water conservation and waste management.

In order to convert academic research into useful technology, the centre has undertaken a number of technically viable projects that include both bench scale and pilot scale projects. Technical solutions are developed for several teething problems at the centre. New alternates and modifications are implemented towards continuous operation.


Research

Development and Installation of Micro Thruster augmented Wind power Generator using a 200kW MICON Power Plant at C-WET facility, Kayathar

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Amballa Chaitanyakumar B, Aditya. A.L.G.N, Boopathy Ramaraj, Santhakumar.K. 2017. Modeling of microfluidic bio-solar cell using microalgae through multiphysics platform: A greener approach en route for energy production, Liyakath Reshmaa, Algal Research 26 (2017): 47–55.

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List of patents published in national and international agencies

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Consultancy Projects - CO2

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Insights

  • Biomass power plant
  • Pyrolysis plant
  • Biogas unit
  • Biodiesel unit

CO2 Research and Green Technologies Centre, a unique advanced research laboratory, was created by VIT,  Vellore campus to carry out research on carbon capturing and utilization (CCU) with a focus on green energy technologies development. Many other leading research institutions are concentrating on carbon capturing and storage (CCS).

The following research & development laboratories/facilities are (being) established in this centre.

  • Development and Installation of Micro Thruster augmented Wind Power Generator using a 200 kW MICON power plant at NIWE facility, Kayathar
  • Co Pyrolysis of Agro-biomass with plastic waste for bio oil production in a tubular reactor
  • Electro-catalytic Reduction of CO2

Workshops

  • Two day workshop on “Improving Heat Exchanger Design” during 23rd & 24th February 2018 at VIT, Vellore.
  • Two day national workshop on Challenges and Opportunities in Solar Energy Collection, Storage and Utilization, July 29-30, 2016, VIT University, Vellore, India.

Dr. Senthil Kumar Arumugam

Senior Professor & Director

CO2 Research and Green Technologies Centre

Biomass Power Plant
VIT, Vellore- 632014,
Tamilnadu,India.

Phone

+91 416 2202506., +91416 2249556

Email

asenthilkumar@vit.ac.in