E-fuels are considered carbon neutral when they are made using captured CO2 emissions that balance out the CO2 released when the fuel is combusted in an engine.
The research, published in the journal ACS Catalysis, opens up exciting avenues for the development of the hydrogen-methanol economy.
Under this mission, regions capable of supporting large-scale production and utilisation of hydrogen will be identified and developed as Green Hydrogen Hubs.
The KWA scheme will be implemented under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) aimed at beautification of cities.
The bio-electrochemical device developed by the institute converts chemical energy contained in organic substrates into electrical energy through microbes,
Due to similar combustion characteristics, ethanol can be used in petrol engines. While some engines use petrol blended with a small percentage of ethanol, others are ethanol-only.
John Abraham, an associate professor at the Pookode Veterinary College has received the patents for inventing the biodiesel that offers mileage of over 38 km a litre.
It has reached an agreement with Malabar Waste Management Company, which is setting up a plant at Kozhikode for the purpose.
'Shifting incentives away from fossil fuels and investing in public infrastructure and jobs can halt the greenhouse emissions leading to climate warming.'