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INNOVATION: Now microbial cell technology to generate electricity from wastewater - ET EnergyWorld

INNOVATION: Now microbial cell technology to generate electricity from wastewater - ET EnergyWorld

  • A startup founded by an Indian Institute of Technology Madras Alumni has developed microbial fuel cells that can generate electricity by treating textile wastewater.
  • The startup has established a dedicated research and development team based at IIT Madras to create new technologies for water treatment.
  • Speaking about the uniqueness of this technology and future plans, Dr V T Fidal Kumar, founder of the startup and an IIT Madras alumnus (2017Batch / department of biotechnology), said, “Microbial fuel cells are relatively a new technology and if implemented for all major industrial effluents, we can aim to achieve high energy savings.
  • They aim to target the small dyeing units in India which cannot afford large common effluent treatment plants.


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