Scheme of the project

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The PlasmaPower2Gas (PP2G) project aims at the efficient conversion of renewable electrical energy into (gaseous) chemical fuels via synergy effects in plasma and catalytic technology. A multi-disciplinary approach is pursued to cover the entire process chain from CO2 and H2O to CH4 by advanced plasma source design.

PhD student

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Tushar Sakpal, Asheesh Kumar, Sanjay Kamble and Rajnish Kumar

Carbon dioxide capture using amine functionalized silica gel.

Indian Journal of Chemistry A, Vol. 51A, pages 1214-1222, 2012.


Asheesh Kumar, Tushar Sakpal, Praveen Linga, Rajnish Kumar

Influence of contact medium and surfactants on carbon dioxide clathrate hydrate kinetics

Fuel, Vol. 105, pages 664-671, 2013.


Asheesh Kumar, Tushar Sakpal, Praveen Linga, Rajnish Kumar

Impact of fly ash impurity on the hydrate-based gas separation process for carbon dioxide capture from a flue gas mixture

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 53, Issue 23, pages 9849-9859, 2014.

DOI: 10.1021/ie5001955

Asheesh Kumar, Tushar Sakpal, Praveen Linga, Rajnish Kumar

Enhanced carbon dioxide hydrate formation kinetics in a fixed bed reactor filled with metallic packing.

Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 122, pages 78-85, 2015.


Asheesh Kumar, Tushar Sakpal, Sudip Roy, Rajnish Kumar

Methane hydrate formation in a test sediment of sand and clay at various level of water saturation.

Canadian Journal of Chemistry, In Press, 2015.


Asheesh Kumar, Tushar Sakpal, Rajnish Kumar

Influence of Low Dosage Hydrate Inhibitor on Methane Clathrate Hydrate Formation and Dissociation Kinetics

Energy Technology, In Press, 2015.

DOI: 10.1002/ente.201500004



2015– present




PhD student at CPM group, University of Twente

Project Research Fellow, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.

M.Sc. degree in Physical Chemistry, University of Pune, Pune, India.

B.Sc. degree in Chemistry, University of Pune, Pune, India.