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IIT Guwahati researchers report an efficient multifunctional enzyme that can breakdown woody biomass for conversion to bioethanol fuel

Guwahati: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati researchers have studied the efficacy of a specific bacterial endoglucanase enzyme, RfGH5_4 from Ruminococcus flavefaciens in breaking down woody biomatter into simple sugar that can be fermented efficiently to produce bioethanol – a promising renewable fuel that can replace petroleum-based fuel systems.

IIT Guwahati scientists develop free-space optical communication system for one-to-one line-of-sight communication

Guwahati/IBNS: A research team led by IIT Guwahati faculty, Dr. Bosanta Ranjan Boruah, Department of Physics, IIT Guwahati, and Dr. Santanu Konwar, presently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, Abhayapuri College, Assam, has developed a novel free-space optical communication system for information transfer.

IIT Guwahati scientists make breakthrough in developing catalytic systems for biofuel and lactic acid production

Guwahati/IBNS: A research team of IIT Guwahati professors has formulated efficient ‘pincer’ catalytic systems that transform industrial, biomass wastes into valuable chemicals.

900 years long dry phase ended civilization in Indus Valley, says IIT KGP Research

Kharagpur, Apr 16 (IBNS): Researchers from the Dept. of Geology & Geophysics at IIT Kharagpur have reported a new finding on the disappearance of the Indus valley civilization (IVC).