AMU scholars receive Best-Paper-Award during International Symposium
Aligarh, March 14: Aligarh Muslim University research scholars Mr Talha Akbar and Mr Furqan Khan associated with the Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences have bagged the Best-Paper-Award at the recently held International Symposium on ?India's Strategy of Economic Growth and Development: Experiences and Way Forward.?
The Symposium was jointly organised by the Department of Economics, Jamia Millia lslamia; Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, New Delhi; Allamah Tabataba'I University, Iran and the Union of Iranian Students of Islamic Associations in India.
Mr Talha Akbar and Mr Furqan Khan won the award for their paper titled ?Indian Potential of Cellulosic Ethanol from Agricultural Residue.' Mr Akbar and Mr Khan have written the paper under the supervision of Prof Akram A Khan, Chairperson, Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management.
The paper explores India's potential of producing cellulosic ethanol using agricultural residue as the feedstock. The study in the paper further highlights that India has a huge potential in the form of agricultural residue for the production of cellulosic ethanol, which can substitute fossil fuels in the road transport. The research in the paper points out that by producing cellulosic ethanol using agricultural residue; India can easily fulfil 20 percent blending mandate in transportation fuel or even increase this mandate too.
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