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.

Publications

Conferences/Workshops/Meetings participated

  • National Conference on Recent Advances in Algology, Mycology and Plant Pathology held at Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) in Botany, University of Madras on 19 & 20 February 2014.
  • Seminar on “Emerging investment opportunities in algae bio fuel and algae based chemicals” organized by Chemicals Industry Association at Chennai, Feb 10, 2014
  • Petrotech 2014 held at Delhi from Jan 12-15, 2014
  • Training on Freshwater Phycology, conducted by Ashok Trust in collaboration Museum of Natural History, University of Colorado for Research in Ecology and Environment, Bangalore from 21st-25th October 2013.
  • REaction 2012 held at Chennai, Tamilnadu, India (July 26-28, 2012)
  • 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology (APCAB 2012) held at Adelaide, Australia (July 9-12, 2012)
  • Expert Group Meeting on “Emerging technologies for production of biofuels and chemicals from algae and potentials for developing countries” at Trieste, Italy -organized by International Centre for Science and High Technology (ICS) – United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) (March 19-21, 2012)
  • Alternative Aviation Fuel in Asia Conference and the ASEAN Algae Biofuels Initiative Conference held at Singapore (Feb 15-16, 2012)
  • National Conference on Recent Advances in Algal Biotechnology –NCRAAB 2012 organized by University of Madras and Phycological Society at Chennai, Tamilnadu, India (February 16-17, 2012)
  • International Conference on ‘Innovations in Oils, Fats and allied products –LIPIDEXPO 2011 organized by Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) at Hyderabad, Andhra pradesh, India  (November 18-19, 2011)
  • Brain Storming Round Table Discussion on “Role of Industry-Academia Linkage in fostering Innovation in the Biotech ecosystem in Tamil Nadu” organized by Association of Biotech Led Enterprises (ABLE) at Chennai, Tamilnadu, India (Nov 3, 2011)
  • Panel discussion session on "Roadmap to energy security through bio-energy initiatives" at the High Level Conclave: India’s Biotech Vision 2025 organized b y Association of Biotech Led Enterprises (ABLE) in Bangalore, Karnataka, India (June 3, 2011)
  • International Conference cum Workshop on Water Partnerships towards Meeting the Climate Challenge held at Chennai, Tamilnadu, India (January 6-7, 2011)

Presentations

  • Chinnasamy, S. Algae for Advanced Biofuels. National Conference on “Recent Advances in Algology, Mycology and Plant Pathology” organized by Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai, 19 & 20 February 2014
  • Chinnasamy,S. & Bhaskar, S. Algae Biofuels: R&D Initiatives by Aban. Seminar on “Emerging investment opportunities in algae bio fuel and algae based chemicals” organized by Chemicals Industires Association, Chennai, February 10, 2014.
  • M.Lavanya, A. Meenakshisundaram, R. Krishnamurthy, S. Chinnasamy, S. Bhaskar, P.Bagavathy, J.Nallasivam, R.Rengasamy, B.E. Eboibi, D. Lewis. Hydrothermal conversion of algal biomass into biocrude as biofuel precursor. Petrotech 2014, Delhi, India, Jan 12-15, 2014
  • S.K. Ratha, S. Chinnasamy, J. Nallasivam, R. Rengasamy, A. Meenakshisundaram, M. Lavanya, S. Bhaskar, David M Lewis. Green crude: a novel approach for biofuels production from algae. National conference on “Frontiers in algology and algal biotechnology” at Department of Biotechnology, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal, November 15-17, 2013.
  • Chinnasamy S, Bhaskar S, Hanumantha Rao P (2012). Biofuels from Algae:  Technology Development Initiatives of an Industry in India. Presented in the Algae Biomass Summit 2012 held at Denver, USA (Sep 23-27, 2012)
  • Chinnasamy S (2012). Latest trends in algae fuels commercialization. Presented in the REaction 2012 held at Chennai, Tamilnadu, India (July 26-28, 2012)
  • Babu R, Chinnasamy S, Bhaskar S (2012).  e – Zeta: A novel electroclarification system for algae harvesting. Presented in the 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology (APCAB 2012) held at Adelaide, Australia (July 9-12, 2012)
  • Hanumantha Rao P, Chinnasamy S, Bhaskar S, Rengasamy R (2012). Algae biofuels in India – An industry perspective. Presented in the International Algal Summit on “Algae for Sustainable Development” held at TERI University, New Delhi, India (Feb 21-22, 2012).
  • Mohan N, Chinnasamy S, Bhaskar S, Rengasamy R (2012). Bioprospecting of marine algae in the coastal areas of Tamilnadu for biofuel applications. Presented in the International Algal Summit on “Algae for Sustainable Development” held at TERI University, New Delhi, India (Feb 21-22, 2012).
  • Chinnasamy S (2012). Current status and future prospects of algae biofuels and products in India. Presented in the Expert Group Meeting on “Emerging technologies for production of biofuels and chemicals from algae and potentials for developing countries held at Trieste, Italy -organized by International Centre for Science and High Technology (ICS) – United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) (March 19-21, 2012)
    Weblink: http://www.ics.trieste.it/media/1004880/Chinnasamy%201.pdf
  • Chinnasamy S (2012). Sustainable Biomass Production from Microalgae for Biofuel Applications - An Industry Initiative in South India. Presented in the Expert Group Meeting on “Emerging technologies for production of biofuels and chemicals from algae and potentials for developing countries held at Trieste, Italy -organized by International Centre for Science and High Technology (ICS) – United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) (March 19-21, 2012)
    Weblink: http://www.ics.trieste.it/media/1004886/Chinnasamy%202.pdf
  • Chinnasamy S, Hanumantha Rao P, Bhaskar S, Walters R (2011). A rapid and reliable method for estimating microalgal biomass using a moisture analyser. Poster presented in ‘Algae Biomass Summit’ held at Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, MN, USA (October 24-27, 2011).

Journal Papers published

  • 1. C. Kavitha, V. Ashokkumar, S. Chinnasamy, S. Bhaskar, and R. Rengasamy (2014). Pretreatment of Lipid extracted Botryococcus braunii Spent Biomass for Bioethanol Production. Int.J.Curr.Biotechnol., 2(1):11-18.
  • S. Chinnasamy, A. Sood, N. Renuka, R. Prasanna S. K. Ratha, S.Bhaskar, R. Rengasamy and D.M. Lewis (2013) Ecological perspective of algae cultivation in wastewater for nutrient cycling and biofuel/bioenergy applications. Biofuel (Accepted).
  • S.K. Ratha, R. Prasanna, R. B. N. Prasad, C. Sarika, D.W. Dhar and A.K. Saxena (2013) Modulating lipid accumulation and composition in microalgae by biphasic nitrogen supplementation. Aquaculture, 392–395: 69-76.
  • V. Gupta, S.K.Ratha, A. Sood, V. Chaudhary and R. Prasanna (2013) New insights into the biodiversity and applications of Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae)—Prospects and challenges. Algal Research, 2: 79–97.
  • S. Chinnasamy, S. Bhaskar, N. Govindasamy and R. Rengasamy. 2011. Algae biofuels in India: an industry perspective. International Journal of Industrial Biotechnology 1(1), 7-9.

Book Chapters

  • R. Prasanna, A. Sood, S.K. Ratha and P.K.Singh (2014) Applications of Cyanobacteria and Azolla as “green” options for sustainable agriculture. In: Cyanobacteria: An Economic Perspective. (Eds) N.K. Sharma, A.K.Rai and L.J.Stal. Wiley Blackwell.
  • Chinnasamy S, Rajendran L, Bhaskar S, Perosa A (2012). Extraction of algal biomass: technology solutions to an energetic bottleneck of algae sustainability. Invited Book Chapter for International Centre for Science and High Technology (ICS) – United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) – Under review
  • Chinnasamy, S., Hanumantha Rao, P., Bhaskar,S., Arun Babu, R., Singh, M. 2012. Algae: A novel biomass feedstock for biofuels. In: Microbial Biotechnology. Edited by Rajesh Arora, Commonwealth Agriculture Bureaux International (CAB) 2012 (in press)

Research/Services

  • Environmental biotechnology with major focus on developing commercial-scale technologies for production of biofuels and bioenergy from algae, aquatic plants and other microbes, CO2 cycling, bioremediation and waste management. 
  • Development of value added products for nutra/pharma/cosmaceutical applications
  • Development of green chemicals from renewable sources for commercial applications
  • Development of marketable IP in the fields of biofuels, bioenergy, bioremediation and environmental biotechnology.
  • Contract research and consultancy services on cultivation, harvesting and processing of algae and other microbes, anaerobic digestion, CO2 cycling, phycoremediation, waste management and production of added value bioproducts
We offer to make available our algae Pilot Plant Facilities to Researchers/Scientists/Students from academic/research institutes/industry for evaluating potential biofuel algal strains

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