Biomass conversion and Biorefinery

Shobhit Institute of Engineering & Technology, (popularly known as Shobhit Deemed University), is a NAAC Accredited, deemed to-be university established u/s 3 of UGC Act 1956. We are a research-based, industry oriented and highly ranked multidisciplinary University. Our academic programs are duly approved by UGC, and relevant statutory councils, i.e. AICTE, BCI and NCTE etc. Our strong Alumni Network, of more than 50000 graduates, extends throughout the world serving a wide spectrum of industries globally.

The Department of Biotechnology at Shobhit Institute of Engineering & Technology (Deemed-to-be-University) was founded in 2007 with a vision to be recognized as a Department of national repute with a strong interdisciplinary research and teaching base in biological sciences and engineering. The department provides various courses of undergraduate and postgraduate levels in area of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Food technology with motto to nurture the future generation to improve the quality of human life and the health of planet. The subject of Biotechnology is the intersection of two broad subjects- Biology and Technology. In simple parlance, Biotechnology is a field of applied biology that makes use of living organisms or biological systems to make technological advances and use them in various fields.

Duration of the course:

5 days

Who can join :

Undergraduates, Postgraduates, Students pursuing B.Sc, B.Tech., M.Sc., M.Tech., Academicians, Research Scholars & Industry Professionals.

Mode of Delivery :


Course Starting from :

28 June, 2021

Course Completion Date :

02 July, 2021

Time :

03:00 PM - 05:00 PM (Daily)

Instructor :

Mr. Rupesh Kumar

Important Note:

Free Registration | Participation Contribution: Rs.1000/- only
E-Certificate of participation shall be awarded to the candidates who will have 60% marks in test and assignment each (80% attendance for test eligibility).

Bank Detail:

Details for Electronic Fund Transfer from Indian Delegates:


Bank Name: Union Bank of India
Branch address: Shastri Nagar, Meerut
Account Name: Shobhit Institute of Engineering & Technology
(Shobhit University)
Account Number: 496604010029158
IFSC Code: UBIN0549665

Paytm Detail:

Details for Electronic Fund Transfer from Indian Delegates:


Name: Deepak Kumar Goyal
Mobile: 9927818020

Course abstract:

Since last two decades, researchers worldwide have drawn their attention to biomass based fuels to give momentum to energy sector of nation. Biomass based fuels are not only renewable in nature but also CO2 neutral. This course will provide an insight to the basic of biomass, various conversion technologies and products that can be obtained upon successful conversion. In last two modules basic concepts of fermentation technology, biorefinery, types of biorefinery & its feed stocks will be covered for the better understanding of biofuels based industries.

Objective of the Course

  • TTo provide the basic understanding of Biofuels.
  • To develop the skills of Biotechnology & Chemical engineering tools applied to the analysis of energy conversion processes involving biomass and organic waste.

Courses Outcome:

At the end of the course the learners will be able to:

  • Learn the overview of world energy situation, and refinery and biorefinery concept;
  • Understand and apply energy balances, and thermodynamics in biomass conversion;
  • Understand unit processes/operations involved in biofuel/bioenergy production;
  • Develop experimental plan and conduct lab works pertinent to biofuel production;
  • Learn techno-economic analysis of various biofuel conversion technologies and their environmental attributes;
  • Understand the role of biological engineers in facing societal challenges.

Course Content


Topics Covered


Composition and energy potential of Biomass


Barriers in lignocellulosic biomass conversion.


Biomass pre-treatment technologies.


Topics Covered


Fundamentals & types of biomass conversion technologies.


Application of thermal conversion products.


Topics Covered


Introduction to industrial bio ethanol & biobutanol production technology.


Organic Commodity Chemicals from Biomass.


Topics Covered


Industrial Fermentation & Alcohol Technology.


Process analysis and design of fermenter.


Topics Covered


Understanding of biorefinery concept


Basics of sugarcane based biorefinery,


Basics of aquaculture and algal biorefinery, waste biorefinery

Resource Person


Mr. Rupesh Kumar

Assistant professor
Department of Biotechnology
School of Biological Engineering & Life Sciences
Shobhit Institute of Engineering & Technology
A NAAC Accredited Deemed to-be University) Meerut

Mr. Rupesh Kumar has a teaching, research & industrial experience of more than 12 years. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Biotechnology, Shobhit Institute of Engineering & Technology (Deemed- to- be- University), Meerut. He completed his M.Tech. (Energy Studies), from University of Pune in 2010. He has working experience installation of various solar thermal energy projects in association with RTC, Pune. He is pursuing his doctoral research in area on algal biofuels from Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHUATS), formerly known as Allahabad Agriculture University. He has expertise in area of energy and environmental engineering, biochemical engineering and having more than 10 research publications in various scientific journals of national & International repute.

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