In-house R&D unit of Aban Infrastructure Pvt Ltd (Biotechnology Division) is now recognized by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.

Milestones

 

Dec

2010

Biotechnology division started

January

2011

R&D team established

March

2011

Lab and pilot plant civil work initiated

June

2011

Developed a rapid method for the  estimation of biomass using moisture analyzer

July

2011

Biotech lab facilities commissioned

August

2011

Algae pilot plant facilities commissioned and open pond trials initiated for fresh and marine algal stains

September

2011

MoU between Centre for Advanced Study in Botany, University of Madras and Aban signed

October

2011

A 500 m2 polyhouse constructed to provide cover for all open ponds

November

2011

Commissioning of a ‘e-Zeta’ the novel electroclarification system for harvesting algal biomass

December

2011

Hydrothermal liquefaction trials initiated in collaboration with R&D division of Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) and biocrude produced from algae characterized

January

2012

Commissioning of carbonation column for 120 m2 algal pond

March

2012

Aban invited to represent India in the ICS-UNIDO Expert Group Meeting on
"Emerging technologies for production of biofuels and chemicals from algae and potentials for developing countries" held in Trieste, Italy from March 19-21, 2012.

May

2012

Installation and commissioning of new purpose-built filter press for algae dewatering

June

2012

Thermal conversion trials with wet biomass initiated and biocrude characterized. Production of 400 ml biocrude from 1 kg algal biomass using hydrothermal liquefaction technology

July

2012

In-house R&D Unit of Aban recognized by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India

Constructed 3 raceway ponds of with a surface  area of 750 m2 for conducting mass cultivation trials

March

2013

Installation and commissioning of a reactor for conversion of biomass into biocrude

May

2013

Developed and trialed a novel algae based formulation for agriculture applications

June

2013

Developed and trialed a novel algae product for aquaculture applications

Installed a facility for recirculation of algae culture medium after algae harvesting

Dec

2013

Research trials initiated to test the efficacy of algae based products in aquaculture

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