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vWA Project

Valorising Waste (vWa) From Sugar & Paper Industries via Innovations in Pretreatment, Bio-transformations and Intensification.

Sugar cane industry is the second-largest agro-based industry in India and supports nearly 60 million farmers and their families and produces approximately 100 million tons of solid and liquid waste per year. The huge quantities of waste pose a significant challenge as well as an opportunity.  This Innovate UK / BBSRC - DBT funded project aims to valorise these waste products into renewable transportation fuels and high value chemicals via Innovations in Pre-treatment, Biotransformation and Process Intensification. The developed solutions will make tangible & significant beneficial impact on wellbeing of large population in rural India by directly or indirectly reducing poverty, developing affordable and clean energy, and promoting economic growth.