Meesala, L.

Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL),

Lavanya Meesala is an Assistant Manager at HPCL’s R&D center in Bangalore. She graduated in chemical engineering from the IIT at Roorkee. She has more than 10 yr of experience in renewable fuels hydroprocessing, biomass pyrolysis and gas treating. She has worked in world-class R&D centers and refineries around the world, and holds a patent in the area of green fuels.

Production of renewable fuels in existing refinery assets: A cost-effective coprocessing strategy

Kumar Dhar, P., Meesala, L., Valavarasu, G., Rao, P. V. C., Sriganesh, G., Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL); Kumar, P., Hindustan Petroleum Green R&D Center, Hindustan Petroleum

Vegetable oils are a renewable biomass resource used in the production of biofuels. Biodiesel production from transesterification of vegetable oils (fatty acid methyl ester, or FAME) is the primary route for producing biofuels from vegetable oils.