Mathu Indren

Mr Mathu Indren

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Postgraduate Student

School of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


Mathu Indren is a biogas researcher; he has been focussing on low-cost methods for energy production via anaerobic digestion, as part of the Humanitarian and Development Solutions Initiative at the University of Adelaide. Mathu is passionate about renewable energy production, organic recycling and technologies that can benefit all of humanity. This stems from his time working overseas on organic farms in France and with an NGO in Mongolia. Prior his PhD studies, he worked as an air quality engineer and has a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from the University of Adelaide.

My current research spans the fields of engineering and microbiology with the goal to produce renewable methane from agricultural wastes. My PhD project involves improving the process of methane production from chicken litter by using biochar (also known as charcoal) as a low-cost additive.

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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2018 Indren, M., Birzer, C., Medwell, P., & Kidd, S. (2018). Biochar Addition in High-Solids Anaerobic Digestion of Poultry Litter. In 2018 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) (pp. 8 pages). San Jose, USA: IEEE.
    DOI
    2017 Cheruvu, N., Indren, M., Birzer, C., & Medwell, P. (2017). Biochar production and characterisation - a field study. In 2017 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) 27 Dec 2017 Vol. 2017-January (pp. 1-5). San Jose: IEEE.
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  • Position: Postgraduate Student
  • Phone: 83130499
  • Email: mathu.indren@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 2
  • Room: 2 16
  • Org Unit: School of Mechanical Engineering

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