NBB gives Indian researcher glycerine award for catalysts work

May 21, 2013 |

In Washington, the American Cleaning Institute® (ACI) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) awarded the 2013 Glycerine Innovation Award to Dr. B.L.A. Prabhavathi Devi from the Centre for Lipid Research at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India. The ACI/NBB Glycerine Innovation Award recognizes outstanding achievement for research into new applications for glycerine, with particular emphasis on commercial viability. The researchers developed glycerol-based catalysts, including waste from the fat-splitting industry, to replace chemicals more traditionally used in manufacturing processes, like sulfuric acid and alkali catalysts.

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