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Improved catalyst can speed up conversion of industrial biomass into biofuel

The scientific team at National Chemical Laboratory has developed a new version of zeolite catalyst – HPW/Meso-HZ-5 - which can speed up the process of conversion of biomass into biofuel......………..

Mathematics helps scientists to make cancer treatment more effective

Researchers tested two treatment protocols based on various interactions: one using only radiation and medication while the second included immunotherapy...………….

Bacteria from rotten pomegranade can be used for producing cellulose

The team of scientists from National Chemical Laboratory isolated a bacterium called K. rhaeticusPG2 from rotten pomegranate which showed promising results...…………..

Dr Satya Dash joins the Board of Venture Center

Having recently taken up the role of Director of Impact Lab at New Delhi based PATH India, Dr Satya Dash has now also joined the Board of Venture Center, Pune..............

NCL scientists identify probiotic yeast strain that boosts mineral bioavailability

The scientists at Pune based National Chemical Laboratory, have identified a yeast strain that can improve absorption of phosphorus and make other vital minerals bioavailable.............

Hot springs harbour microbial diversity, finds NCL study

A team of scientists from National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (NCIM) at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune have isolated untapped bacterial cultures from Unkeshwar hot springs on the bank of river Penganga in Maharashtra..................

Bacteria can breakdown biodiesel waste into useful products

Scientists have identified two bacterial strains which can use crude glycerol as carbon as well as energy source for production of commercially valuable compounds................

Wild tomatoes can help in making commercial varieties disease-free

Scientists have identified biochemical and molecular mechanisms in wild tomato that makes them resistant to early blight. This knowledge can be used to improve commercial varieties and develop tomato cultivars resistant to EB in future..................

IBPL & NCL Venture Center Pune launch clean energy technology initiative

The International Biotech Park Limited (IBPL) and NCL Venture Center, Pune have joined hands to work on joint initiatives towards solving various environmental problems...........

A new bacterium that could be source of antibiotics identified

Isolated from an open pit limestone mine in the Gulbarga region of Karnataka, the bacterium holds the potential to become a source of antibiotics...........