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IIT Madras starts TREND Setter program to boost decarbonisation research

Updated: Jul 01, 2023 01:25:03pm

IIT Madras starts TREND Setter program to boost decarbonisation research

Chennai, July 1 (KNN) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras Energy Consortium on Friday launched a ‘TREND Setter’ program to boost decarbonisation research and extended support to two major and five exploratory research projects. 

This was announced during the ‘Industry Day 2023’ where pathways towards decarbonising Indian Economy was discussed.


These span various topics from green ammonia, carbon capture, battery materials, and sustainable aviation fuels. 

The Consortium aims to deliver significant outcomes in 12 to 18 months through these projects.

The Industry Day hosted a workshop to deliberate on the two key areas of ‘Energy efficiency’ and ‘Carbon Trading.’ 

The session was attended by all seven industry founding members (of the consortium) – Shell, Baker Hughes, FLSmidth, Aditya Birla, Cummins, Chevron Tech Ventures, and Infosys. 

The key outcomes of the event included extending opportunities for Indian Ministry of MSME to decarbonise through Energy.

Highlighting the opportunities that can emerge from decarbonising the Indian economy, Dr Nikhil Tambe, CEO, Energy Consortium, IIT Madras, added, “With the help of our seven industry founding members, the Energy Consortium affiliated faculty are collaboratively advancing research in areas that are of national importance such as energy storage, carbon capture and utilization, sustainable aviation fuels, ammonia production, and power electronics.”

India has committed to cutting the emissions intensity by 45% (of 2005 levels) by 2030.  (KNN Bureau)


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