IIT Bombay launches India’s first National Centre of Excellence in Carbon Capture

IIT Bombay NCoE-CCU is established with support from department of science and technology

IIT Bombay launches India’s first National Centre of Excellence in Carbon Capture Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay (image source: Official Facebook account)
Abhiraj P | Feb 7, 2022 - 11:15 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has established a National Centre of Excellence in Carbon Capture and Utilization (NCoE-CCU) with support from the department of science and technology under the ministry of science and technology.

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According to a statement from IIT Bombay, the NCoE is India’s first carbon capture and utilisation centre funded by the Indian government.

“Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) is a crucial climate change mitigation solution that is constantly advancing in its technology readiness levels for operational feasibility and economic viability,” it said.

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The NCoE aims to develop into a multi-disciplinary body that will conduct long-term research and collaborate with multiple agencies. It also aims to become a capacity-building hub in the field of carbon capture and utilization.

Subhasis Chaudhuri, director of IIT Bombay says that decarbonising certain industries will take a lot of effort. “IIT Bombay has undertaken leadership to address several science and engineering grand challenges and develop their end-to-end solutions. The National Centre shall explore and unlock the potential of CCU technologies to lead India in this potential sunshine industrial sector to evolve as a circular carbon economy. Last year, the IIT Bombay team brought laurels to the country by winning the prestigious X-PRIZE Award, supported by the Elon Musk Foundation for demonstration of carbon dioxide removal announced at the Sustainable Innovation Forum at COP-26,” he said.

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