Microbes

In a world suffering from excessive use of chemicals, microbes are increasingly important for solving the most critical environmental problems biologically. In our three decades of research in microbial biotechnology, we have created a number of cutting edge technologies that treat industrial waste, restore oil contaminated land and enhance agricultural productivity. From our labs, these solutions have spread out to many parts of the country and the world and helped to restore a degraded environment.

microbes

NEW IN MICROBES

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    Research Paper

    The science behind award-winning methane generation tech

    TERI recently won an award for its in-situ generation of methane from coal bed through microbial intervention

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    Article

    Slick Solution

    Get Eco-Friendly Microbes To Chew Your Oil

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    Blog

    Producing hydrogen the biological way

    Harnessing microbes for hydrogen production from woody waste biomass

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Projects

Articles

Methane-generating microbe to help power India

TERI is a pioneer in microbial stimulated coal bed methane can increase the longevity and productivity of the coal bed methane fields. Coalbed methane stimulated by microbes can increase the longevity and productivity of the fields. TERI in partnership with OEC is continuing with various field experiments to enhance the gas production from different coalbed methane wells.

Producing hydrogen the biological way

Dr Sanjukta Subudhi

Energy plays a key role in socio-economic development of a nation and thus energy strategy of a nation targets at energy security as well as on energy efficiency. Current global energy demand is relying mostly on fossil fuels.

Slick Solution: Get eco-friendly microbes to chew oil-spills

Dr Banwari Lal

Our environment is being threatened by nearly every step we take in the direction of growth and development for betterment. Since our realization of the same, we have started taking the necessary steps to ensure we clean up the environment or at least attempt to do so.

Events

TERI-ITEC Courses 2017-18: Course VIII - Integrated approach towards sustainable development

March 12, 2018
to March 29, 2018

About TERI-ITEC

TERI is empanelled by the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Government of India, for this programme. Under the TERI-ITEC programme, eight courses are being offered for the year 2017-18.

TERI-ITEC Courses 2017-18: Course IV - Applications of Biotechnology and its Regulation

November 20, 2017
to December 8, 2017

About TERI-ITEC

TERI is empanelled by the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Government of India, for this programme. Under the TERI-ITEC programme, eight courses are being offered for the year 2017-18.

Methane-generating microbe to help power India

August 28, 2017
to August 28, 2017

UNSW Australia-led researchers have discovered a way to produce a tenfold increase in the amount of methane gas emitted by naturally occurring microbes living in coal seams and on food waste.

The innovation could benefit the environment by extending the lifespan of coal seam gas wells, as well as improving the economics of using woody crops and left-over food as commercial sources of biogas.

News

Antimicrobial resistance, a threat

November 29, 2017
| Dr Banwari Lal
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| Dr K Nanthakumar
| Deccan Herald

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has emerged as a global public health problem as antibiotics are becoming inefficient against a wide range of disease-causing pathogenic bacteria.

Invisible threat of antimicrobial resistance

November 16, 2017
| Dr Banwari Lal
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| Dr K Nanthakumar
| The Hindu Business Line

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has emerged as a global public health concern as antibiotics are becoming inefficient against a wide range of pathogenic bacteria. Rampant usage of antibiotics for human and veterinary purposes has resulted in the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) in the guts of humans and animals, which are subsequently released in to the environment.

Cleaning up the mess off Chennai coast

February 11, 2017
| Dr Banwari Lal
| Deccan Herald

The latest oil spill in the Chennai coast where two ships - BW Maple of UK and Dawn Kanchipuram of India - collided on January 28 resulting in spilling of 100 tonne of oil is the second such incident happening following collision of ships.

Services

Enhanced oil recovery from mature oil reserves

We have developed technologies of 'MEOR' (microbial enhanced oil recovery) for mature oil reserves, and PDB (paraffin degrading bacteria) for prevention of paraffin deposition in oil pipelines, which help in increasing the yield of oil wells.

Team

Senior Director, Environmental & Industrial Biotechnology
Director, Environmental & Industrial Biotechnology
Area Convenor, Microbial Biotechnology