IIT Madras hosts industry meet to support low-carbon future

IITM: IIT Madras also held a discussion session on policy imperatives and international collaboration from government representatives.

IIT Madras hosts industry meet to support low-carbon future IIT Madras director V Kamakoti speaking at the industry meet (Image: IIT Madras)
Abhiraj P | Jun 30, 2022 - 4:20 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: An industry meet was hosted today, June 30, 2022, by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras Energy Consortium with the objective to strengthen the efforts toward a low-carbon future. The event provided international perspectives on the challenges and opportunities in global energy for India.

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Reports related to different projects on hydrogen economy, carbon capture and storage, ammonia value chain and energy economics for net-zero, etc were presented during the meeting. IIT Madras also held a discussion session on policy imperatives and international collaboration from government representatives. The industry founding members of the energy consortium, NITI Aayog representatives and the consulates of the US and Australia came together as part of the event. Leaders of corporate firms also shared their opinions and perspectives on the top energy priorities for their businesses.

IIT Madras claims that it has expertise in various fronts such as carbon capture and storage, gas hydrates, coal and biomass conversion to useful chemicals, renewable energy systems, electrolyser technologies for CO2 conversion and green hydrogen, energy storage technologies beyond lithium, and distributed energy management including for AC and DC microgrids.

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“We are moving towards creating a Department for sustainability. We have strong industry collaboration for this already. These initiatives can attain their final objectives only with strong industry collaboration. When we look at energy, we are looking at a holistic picture and where we can save energy. We are looking at building a 2,000-seater hostel and are going to use some of the best, proven energy conservation techniques. The Institute will make it available for start-ups that want to work on ‘Building Automation.’ We want to use our Open Air Theatre for Drone Testing. We want to put everything in our campus to multiple use,” said V Kamakoti, director of IIT Madras.

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