IIT researchers develop algae biodiesel production catalyst using Rajasthan sand

July 11, 2017 |

In India, researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology have created a catalyst for biofuel production from algae using sand from Rajasthan, nickel and cobalt that cuts the price of production to half of that of fossil fuel. Many catalysts use expensive rare materials such as Rhodium that push up the price of production. The researchers say that any sand with a pillar structure at the nano level can be used to produce the catalyst, so it doesn’t have to just be that from Rajasthan.

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