- 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.
INNOVATION: Now microbial cell technology to generate electricity from wastewater - ET EnergyWorld
4 Feb 2019 4:24 AM GMT