R & D Programmes


agro2Oilseeds Ressearch

  • Basic technology development and expertise related to modern extractions and refining methodology for edible oils and fats (palm oil, rice bran oil etc.)
  • Downstream value added products/specialty products from oils and oil seeds for functional food application
  • Recovery of active phytochemicals for nutraceutical/ functional food application from oilseeds and their process streams
  • Chemical, biochemical and nutrietional characterization of oil seeds and derivatives
  • Scale up studies for the technology developed in bench level to pilot scale & demonstration plants

agro1 Spices

  • Novel process/product development based on fresh & dry spices and essential oil being botanicals for recovery of oils and oleoresins.
  • Isolation of active constituents dried natural colours from oleoresin
  • Chemical and biochemical investigations on spices and their derivatives
  • Studies on health benefits of spices

agro3 Natural products

  • Process development for herbal extraction,bioactive phytochemicals and product formulations for nutraceuticals and functional foods.
  • Chemical finger printing of medicinal plants/herbal extracts
  • Activity guided fractionation and isolation of active compounds from plant materials
  • Evaluation of bioactivities for herbals and products by invitro-exvivo methods


  • Process/product development
  • Basic engineering, detailed engineering, techno-economic feasibility, fully engineered technology package and commercialization of the technology
  • Engineering consultancy for establishing processing plants in this area


  • Establishment of 2.5 T FFB/hr Palm oil mill in Orissa (commissioned last year)
  • Establishment of 20 TPD fresh chilli processing plant at Byadgi (commissioned 2007-08)
  • Technology Transfer for palm oil mill, 10 tonne expandable to 20 T FFB/hr to Andhra Pradesh Co-operative Oilseeds Federation.
  • Golden Triangle Project on Standardization and validation of active biological principles in selected plants and their formulation used in Ayurveda following modern scientific protocols.
  • Supra Institutional Project on ‘Evidence based herbal /nutraceutical products for preventive health and disease management.
Research Highlights

Moments of Workshop