ATREE Signs MOU with S.D College on Value Addition of Aquatic Weeds
ATREE CERC signed a MOU with Centre for Research on Aquatic Resources (CRAR), S.D College, Alappuzha on May 29th, 2019.
The MOU is for skill training and technology transfer to create products from Water hyacinth. Under the MoU, training will be provided to selected women entrepreneurs from Muhamma grama panchayat on technologies such as mushroom cultivation using Water hyacinth as bedding material, preparation of biomass briquettes using dried water hyacinth, and Water hyacinth pulp based products. The Water hyacinth based products were developed by Dr. G. Nagendra Prabhu of CRAR.
ATREE CERC is currently running a CSR project funded by Antrix Corporation in Muhamma. ATREE will help set up small scale units for making value added products from aquatic weeds.