A scientist from Hyderabad has been awarded for developing new technologies for the production of clean bio-fuels from waste.
S Venkata Mohan, a scientist at Bioengineering and Environmental Centre (BEEC) of Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) in Hyderabad has been chosen for the prestigious "ProSPER, Net-Scopus Young Researcher Award 2010". The award has been given under energy category.
Mohan has been honoured for his research contribution in developing new technologies for the production of clean bio -fuels from waste/waste water and their social impact which resulted in significant international publications and their citations, a release said here today.
The award carried $1,000 in cash along with a plague and citation besides a two-year fellowship from the International Bureau of German Ministry of Education, it said.
Mohan has also worked extensively on the development of low-cost microbial fuel cells for harnessing bio-electricity through waste water, the release added.