Pratik Gholkar completed his BE in Biotechnology Engineering from Kolhapur Institute of Technology and pursued his masters in Biochemical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology. Working at IIT-B for a project on alternative processing of microalgae for algal biofuel production motivated him to pursue research in process development for alternative energy. He has joined IITB-Monash research academy to work on “Catalytic Conversion of Algal Biomass into Tar Free Synthesis Gas by Reaction Flash Volatilisation” under supervision of Prof Yogendra Shastri (IITB) and Prof Akshat Tanksale (Monash University). His project is funded by JSW.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0376