Dr. Kawnish Kirtania

    Assistant Professor
    Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

    Department of Chemical Engineering
    Research area: thermo-catalytic conversion processes for biofuels
                             clean energy and decarbonization



Research projects

  • 2018-2021   "Integrated Concept for Converting Solid Waste to Energy (INCONSOLE) - Waste to Biocoal for Power Generation" funded by Bangladesh Energy and Power Research Council (BEPRC), Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • 2018-2021   "Eco-Friendly Bio-fuel Production from Municipal Solid Waste and Non-edible Seed" funded by Bangladesh Bureau of Educational Information & Statistics (BANBEIS), Ministry of Education, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • 2016-2017   "Pre-study: Liquefaction and upgrading of industrial by-products, wastes and residues" funded by Swedish Energy Agency
  • 2015-2019   "Advanced biofuel generation from biomass and waste via catalytic hydrothermal treatment and gasification" funded by Joint Japan-Sweden Research Collaboration by Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education
  • 2014-2016   "LTU Biosyngas Centre Program - work package 2: Catalytic gasification" funded by Swedish Energy Agency and several companies
    Subproject 2.1: Pilot scale catalytic gasification
    Subproject 2.2: Fundamental study of catalytic gasification
    Subproject 2.3: Catalytic gasification of solid biomass with techno-economic assessment
  • 2014-2015   "Improving biofuel production efficiency by gasification of by-products from biodiesel and ethanol production" funded by LTU Area of Excellence in Research and Innovation: Renewable Energy
  • 2013   "In-situ high temperature pyrolysis of algal and woody biomass - functional group changes in resulting char prior to gasification" funded by Infrared Microscopy Beamline, Australian Synchrotron