Devleela Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd. was established in 2013 under Devleela Group to augment Research and Development activities in the field of microbial biotechnology and related areas. The company is recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.

One of our interests is in the field of alternate and sustainable energy, eg. Industrial/fuel ethanol from molasses and other is from ie. rice as well as ligno- cellulosic materials from horticulture and forest wastes. In our efforts to achieve this goal, we have developed a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae “D1” which produces ethanol at high temperature. However, to achieve another goal that is to use ligno-cellulosic wastes as source for ethanol production, a project is undergoing in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. Currently, the project is in Pilot-plant testing stage and is funded by Government of India. This process uses green technology. The strain “D1” is currently being used by distilleries in the state of Maharashtra, India.

The strain “D1” has been patented in India, China, Brazil and United States of America, and is ready for commercialization.

Details of our patented product

Certificate Of Registraion

Saccharomyces cerevisiae "D1"
Saccharomyces cerevisiae "D1"
Glass Distillation unit

Dr. Pushpa Agrawal, Ph.D. is an Ex-chief Scientist from the CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, (IMTECH) Chandigarh. After her superannuation from IMTECH, she joined Devleela Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd. in the year 2013. Dr Agrawal holds several patents from IMTECH and has published large number of papers in high impact factors international scientific journals in the field of molecular biology and protein science. After joining Devleela Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd. Dr Agrawal has developed the high ethanol producer and temperature resistant yeast strain.