Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER) has introduced biofuel crop, Camelina sativa, in India. R&D is in progress to develop energy solutions in the form of polyols, dielectric fillers, hydroxyl fatty acids as a precursor for the synthesis of novel products from camelina oil. The institute has taken up R&D in developing technologies for processing of forest plant residues such as pine needles and municipal waste (polythene-HDPE & LDPE) for obtaining useful energy. R&D is also in progress for finding biofuel/ bioenergy solutions using native algae of border areas of Uttarakhand. The institute is rendering support to the army troops located at the border area (about 1500 m asl) by way of extending technological support and training of erstwhile developed technologies like protected cultivation (polyhouse cultivation, greenhouse cultivation, trench cultivation, low tunnel, etc.) to ensure the add on supply of greens to their main ration.
The exquisite and rare biodiversity of Uttarakhand has been gainfully utilized by DIBER to develop medical solutions for rare and difficult pathologies such as leukoderma and eczema. The ToT of nutraceutical preparations are developed from native naturals of Uttarakhand viz. Crataegus cranulata and Ophiocordyceps.