Additional Secretary DBT-India and Chief Controller of Accounts visit ICGEB New Delhi

April 1, 2024: A team of senior officials from the Finance Division of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, visited ICGEB New Delhi for a first hand account of ongoing research initiatives in Biomanufacturing and Bioenergy.

Shri Vishwajeet Sahay, Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Department of Biotechnology, India and Shri Avtar Singh Sandhu, Chief Controller of Accounts, DBTIndia accompanied by a team of senior officials from the DBT Finance Division, visited the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi to familiarise themselves with the ongoing projects in the institute that are related to Biomanufacturing and Bioenergy.

The team also visited various research facilities of ICGEB in the relevant fields.The discussions centred around the processes and infrastructure for Biomanufacturing and foundries. Highlights of the work at ICGEB on 2G biofuel production were discussed. The team also evinced a keen interest in the work on Carbon capture and biomass utilisation by cyanobacteria and microalgae.