Dr. Kawnish Kirtania

    Assistant Professor
    Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

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



Research projects

  • 2016-2017   Project leader: "Pre-study: Liquefaction and upgrading of industrial by-products, wastes and residues" by Swedish Energy Agency, ca 110 k€
  • 2015-2019   Participant: "Advanced biofuel generation from biomass and waste via catalytic hydrothermal treatment and gasification" by Joint Japan-Sweden Research Collaboration by Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, 86 k€
  • 2014-2016   Participant: "LTU Biosyngas Centre Program - work package 2: Catalytic gasification (employed by the project)" by Swedish Energy Agency and several companies - total ca. 2.9 M€
    Subproject 2.1: Pilot scale catalytic gasification, ca 2.1 M€
    Subproject 2.2: Fundamental study of catalytic gasification, ca 435 k€
    Subproject 2.3: Catalytic gasification of solid biomass with techno-economic assessment, ca 325 k€
  • 2014-2015   Participant: "Improving biofuel production efficiency by gasification of by-products from biodiesel and ethanol production" by LTU Area of Excellence in Research and Innovation: Renewable Energy, 23 k€
  • 2013   Co-project leader: "In-situ high temperature pyrolysis of algal and woody biomass - functional group changes in resulting char prior to gasification" by Infrared Microscopy Beamline, Australian Synchrotron, 9 shifts of beam time