18 members from NCL-TEC visited Praj Matrix Innovation Center located in Pirangut, near Pune on 4th Jan 2011. They spent about three hours in Praj Matrix, which is a R&D center dealing in bio and environmentally sustainable solutions. This was part of the industry visits organized by NCL-TEC.
More information on Praj Matrix: http://www.praj.net/matrix_innovation.asp
The students met with senior scientists at Praj Matrix and were given a short presentation about Praj Matrix and its research activities. Then the students were divided into two groups, and both the groups visited the highly advanced labs at Praj Matrix and met with scientists and researchers there, who were very generous in answering all the questions posed by the students. The students visited other pilot scale facilities and labs as well. Students got introduced to Praj’s efforts in ethanol production from biowaste, biofertilizers and other products. At the end of the visit, students felt that this visit was really useful and it was a great opportunity to learn by touring live-plants and an industrial R&D center. Students felt that such visits really help them understand industrial research and gave them a first-hand exposure to industrial processes and research initiatives.
- Posted by Omkar