IIT Roorkee, EIL to collaborate on advance research, innovation

IIT Roorkee and Engineers India Limited will work on converting carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals.

IIT Roorkee and EIL signifies a significant advancement in the pursuit of sustainable innovation. (Image: Press Release)IIT Roorkee and EIL signifies a significant advancement in the pursuit of sustainable innovation. (Image: Press Release)

Divyansh | February 16, 2024 | 06:13 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Roorkee) and Engineers India Limited (EIL) have entered into a collaboration to work in critical areas of green technologies. The agreement between IIT Roorkee and EIL outlines a comprehensive framework for cooperation in research-related activities.

IIT Roorkee and EIL will be leveraging their respective expertise and resources and embark on collaborative projects focusing on cutting-edge research initiatives. Under the agreement, key research domains identified for exploration include innovative methods for converting carbon dioxide (CO2) into valuable chemicals, demonstrating a dedication to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions while unlocking economic opportunities.

This also includes pioneering efforts in the tri-reforming of methane to produce syngas, catalytic conversions of CO2 into olefin and methanol, and the development of catalytic processes for converting lignocellulosic biomass into high-value chemicals. These endeavours signify a profound commitment of both the organisations towards environmental stewardship and the transition towards a circular, green and bio-based economy.

This collaboration between IIT Roorkee and EIL signifies a significant advancement in the pursuit of sustainable innovation. Together, the partnership leverages collective expertise and resources to address pressing environmental challenges and pioneer solutions for a greener and more prosperous future. By combining strengths and a shared commitment to excellence, this collaboration is poised to drive impactful change and create a lasting legacy of sustainability for generations to come.

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EIL chairman Vartika Shukla emphasized the significance of the collaboration, stating, "We are thrilled to embark on this strategic partnership with IIT Roorkee. By harnessing the collective strengths of our organizations, we aim to drive innovation and make significant contributions to research and development in critical areas."

IIT Roorkee director KK Pant said: "Collaboration is at the heart of innovation, and our partnership with Engineers India Limited represents a pivotal moment in our journey towards scientific excellence. Together, we're poised to unlock new possibilities, push boundaries, and create solutions that will shape a brighter, more sustainable future for generations to come."

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