The Combustion, Gasification and Propulsion Laboratory (CGPL) at the  Indian Institute of Science (IISc), is involved in innovative research and developmental activity in the field of Bio-resource in addition to frontier work in Aerospace propulsion. Besides fundamental studies, this laboratory has developed techniques of gasifying a wide range of biomass including agro-residues. These techniques have been perfected into small independent power plants, which could serve thermal or electricity needs of industry or rural society.