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NRL Signs MoA with IIT Guwahati to develop Sustainable Material

AZIR KHOBOR, GUWAHATI, 7TH SEPTEMBER, 2023 : As a part of R&D initiative of Numaligarh Refinery Limited, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed with Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati on 30th Aug’23 to develop technology for production of marketable Grade Green Activated Carbon from bamboo dust. Bamboo dust will be generated while preparing bamboo chips for the 2nd Generation Bio-Refinery being setup by NRL through its JV company Assam Bio-Refinery Private Limited.  As part of the project, a plant of capacity 5 MT/batch will be set up to produce green activated carbon by pyrolyzing bamboo dust. This R&D project is also aimed towards development of technology for production of very high grade chemically activated carbon having application in pharmaceutical, electronics and mining industries.


The agreement was signed on behalf of NRL by Senior Chief General Manager (Corporate Affairs), Shri Nikunja Borthakur and Dean IISI , IIT Guwahati Prof. G Krishnamoorthy. The Signing Ceremony was witnessed by Shri Sanjay Choudhuri, Director (Finance), NRL, Prof. Senthilmurugan Subbiah, IITG  and Senior Officials from NRL and IIT Guwahati. The project will be carried out as Industry-academia collaboration and will enhance the capacity of both NRL and IIT Guwahati through provision of relevant data and information sharing.


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