Discussion Paper

Challenges and opportunities - plastic waste management In India With MOEFCC and UNEP, TERI releases discussion paper on the state of plastic waste management in India.

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Policy Brief

Understanding vulnerabilities using a hotspot approach Study shows higher temperature increase in India's mountains affects agriculture, water resources and the millions of people living in the mountains and its foothills

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Article

Consumer is king in ensuring resource efficiency in India A panel discussion on Enabling Ecosystem for Sustainable Choices and Consumer Engagement

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Publications

Thermal gasifiers to the rescue of MSME energy needs

Article
| May 21, 2018

Biomass gasifiers are a clean and cost-effective renewable energy source for the MSME sector in India

Can the technology behind Bitcoin aid transition to renewable energy?

Article
| May 18, 2018

In the transition to renewable energy, blockchain technology can enable decentralised energy distribution, monitoring and trading

GOBAR-DHAN - Re-emphasizing India's traditional practices

Article
| May 10, 2018

Biogas is an easy solution to wet waste, but a sustainable model requires govt subsidy support

​The Pharmacological Potential of Nonribosomal Peptides from Marine Sponge and Tunicates.

Research Paper
| May 9, 2018

Marine environments are largely unexplored and can be a source of new molecules for the treatment of many diseases such as malaria, cancer, tuberculosis, HIV etc. The Marine environment is one of the untapped bioresource of getting pharmacologically active nonribosomal peptides (NRPs). Bioprospecting of marine microbes have achieved many remarkable milestones in pharmaceutics.

​Isolation, characterization of endophytic fungi of Mimusops elengi (Bakul).​

Research Paper
| May 9, 2018

Fresh bark pieces of Mimusops elengiLinn. were used for the isolation of fungal endophytes using standard methods. Mimusops elengi is a small to a large evergreen medicinal plant found all over the different parts of India. Seventy one endophytic fungi belonging to ascomycetes (11.27%), coelomycetes (39.44%) and hyphomycetes (49.29%) were isolated from 200 segments of Mimusops elengi collected from University campus in SagarDistrict, Madhya Pradesh, India.

​Novel Anticancer Compounds from Endophytic Fungi

Research Paper
| May 9, 2018

​The search for natural bioactive metabolites having potential anticancer property dates back to the Ebers papyrus written in 1550 BC. Natural products from medicinal plants and microorganisms are the most consistent and productive source for the “first-in-class” drugs. After two decades of research, a great deal of interest has been generated by discovery of remarkable pharmacological agents from endophytic fungi residing asymptomatically within plant tissues.​

​Marine Fungi: A Source of Potential Anticancer Compounds

Research Paper
| May 9, 2018

Metabolites from marine fungi have hogged the limelight in drug discovery because of their promise as therapeutic agents. A number ofmetabolites related tomarine fungi have been discovered from various sources which are known to possess a range of activities as antibacterial, antiviral and anticancer agents. Although, over a thousand marine fungi based metabolites have already been reported, none of them have reached the market yet which could partly be related to non-comprehensive screening approaches and lack of sustained lead optimization.

An Aspergillus aculateus strain was capable of producing agriculturally useful nanoparticles via bioremediation of iron ore tailings

Research Paper
| May 9, 2018

Mining waste such as iron ore tailing is environmentally hazardous, encouraging researchers to develop effective bioremediation technologies. Among the microbial isolates collected from iron ore tailings, Aspergillus aculeatus (strain T6) showed good leaching efficiency and produced iron-containing nanoparticles under ambient conditions. This strain can convert iron ore tailing waste into agriculturally useful nanoparticles. Fourier-transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR analysis) established the at the

Solar rooftops: A Delhi neighbourhood takes the leap

Article
| May 8, 2018

Initiative: A 100 KW rooftop solar plant inaugurated in Dwarka, New Delhi as part of Solar City initiative by GIZ, BRPL, and TERI

Biomass Resources Assessment in Belagavi District, Karnataka

Research Paper
| May 7, 2018

Energy plays an important role in the development of any country. Post the oil crisis the locus of the energy planners have shifted towards renewable resources and energy consewation. Biomass is one of the most promising renewable energy sources and is considered to be widely available, In India. biomass caters to about 65-75% of the rural energy needs, and in Karnataka, nonvcommercial energy sources like firewood, agricultural residues, charcoal and cow dung account for 53.2%. A study was conducted to assess the biomass status in Belagavi district of Karnataka.