Ongoing Projects

High Pressure Cogeneration Technology for Sugar Sector in Pakistan

February 20, 2014

The objectives of this project are to promote (i) sustainable production of energy for export of surplus electrical power for national grid through replication of existing high pressure cogeneration technologies in the sugar sector and; (ii) sustainable consumption of bagasse by supporting sugar mills in adoption of high pressure cogeneration technology.


January 1, 2014
| Climate

HI-AWARE, one of the four consortia of the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA), is conducting high calibre research and pilot activities, capacity building and policy engagement on climate resilience and adaptation in the mountains and flood plains of the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra river basins.

Setting up two 100 kWe gasifier plants for Jute processing in Bihar

November 6, 2013

TERI proposes to demonstrate decentralised looming of jute using biomass gasifier based clean power solutions. To demonstrate this concept the project will take initiatives to establish two pilot processing- cum-decentralised jute business service centres with creation of micro entrepreneurs for decentralised jute looming in the target villages Bardrakoti and Amor of Purnea.

Stabilization and upgradation of biomass derived bio-oils over tailored multifunctional catalysts in a dual stage catalytic process to produce liquid hydrocarbon fuels and Its application studies

September 11, 2013

The high oxygen content, acidity and immiscibility with petroleum fuels hinders large-scale applicability of bio-oil obtained via pyrolysis of biomass. This project proposes to develop a technology for Catalytic Two-Stage Stabilization and Upgradation of Bio-oil for enhanced stability and potential applications as fuels. The first stage in the proposed work aims decreasing oxygen content and acidity for better stability of bio-oil.

Diversity studies in Indian earthworms using DNA barcodes

August 22, 2013

This collaborative project between TERI, New Delhi and Dr. HS Gour Central University, Madhya Pradesh aims to study the diversity of earthworms in different agro-climatic zones of India through DNA barcoding. The overall objectives of this project are to: Survey, collection, Identification and digital cataloging of earthworms species from different agro-climatic zones of India; Molecular identification of the earthworms using COI gene marker and development of DNA library database;

Global Center for Food Systems Innovation

May 1, 2013

The Global Center for Food Systems Innovation (GCFSI) brings together the specialized technical expertise of a team of international organizations round the globe under one umbrella. This USAID funded project is a cost-effective and innovative partnership with the Michigan State University (MSU), USAID Washington. USAID Missions around the world and a strategically chosen team of specialized technical experts aim to build a sustainable virtual consortium of global problem solvers.


November 5, 2012

Water4Crops project involves multidisciplinary issues of water management, provides an opportunity to efficiently utilize low quality industrial (food) and municipal wastewater and facilitate developing various technologies for wastewater treatment and its feasible use in agriculture. This project would also describe practical solutions of wastewater treatment and its management which open-up various avenues to scale-up such technologies.

GRIHA Consultancy services for 5-star GRIHA rating for the proposed World HQ building at Gurgaon

January 23, 2012

The project is an upcoming World HQ building in Gurgaon and will involve different resource optimisation techniques with an aim to achieve 5-star GRIHA rating. The resource optimisation involves optimisation of energy and water consumption of the building. The optimisation will be done at different stages of the project and will start right at the construction stage by optimising the building design in terms of proper orientation, shading of wall, roof and glass. Various options of energy-efficient building envelope, lighting system, HVAC system will be analysed.

GRIHA Consultancy for CPCB Bhopal Zonal Office Building

April 8, 2011

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is coming up with a new Zonal Office building at Bhopal with a builtup area of around 17000 sqft. CPCB management envisages the proposed project to be a GRIHA rated project and intends to achieve the best standards in green building design and thus to achieve it TERI has been to render GRIHA consultancy and Facilitation services. Following aspects of the green building design are currently being covered under the project - 1. Sustainable Site planning2. Building design Optimization3. Energy Performance Optimization

Clean Energy Solutions

March 1, 2011

In order to make the two stage biomass gasifier more effective, further improvements are needed in the technology as well in related aspects like the establishment of reliable biomass fuel supply chain for gasifier systems. The thermal gasifier too needs further modifications in order to accelerate its uptake among MSMEs. In particular, the following issues need to be addressed: (1) The reliability of the power gasifiers needs to be improved in terms of maintenance and downtime;