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.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Indren, M., Birzer, C., Kidd, S., & Medwell, P. (2020). Effect of total solids content on anaerobic digestion of poultry litter with biochar. Journal of Environmental Management, 255, 109744.
    DOI Scopus1
    2020 Indren, M., Birzer, C., Kidd, S., Hall, T., & Medwell, P. (2020). Effects of biochar parent material and microbial pre-loading in biochar-amended high-solids anaerobic digestion. Bioresource Technology, 298, 10 pages.
  • 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.
    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.
    DOI Scopus3

- 2018 Crawford Fund International Student Award

- 2019 Waite Research Institute Seed Funding

  • Position: Postgraduate Student
  • Phone: 83130499
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 2
  • Room: 2 16
  • Org Unit: School of Mechanical Engineering

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