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THDC India Limited (THDCIL) and Indian Insititute of Technology (IIT) Delhi have signed an agreement to further research in green hydrogen, recycling, Electric Vehicles (EVs)

  • IBEF
  • October 20, 2023

An agreement has been formed by THDC India Limited (THDCIL), a central public sector enterprise, and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi to advance research and development operations in the fields of waste management and recycling, green hydrogen, geothermal technologies, and electric car batteries.

Leading national power producer THDCIL will collaborate with IIT Delhi on research projects, pilot programmes, and faculty-led consulting engagements. Mr. S. K. Chauhan, Head of Department (HoD), Research and Development (R&D) from THDCIL, and Professor Naresh Bhatnagar, Dean (R&D), IIT Delhi, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This agreement is set to span five years.

The institute stated that these collaborative efforts will cover a broad spectrum of research domains, including but not limited to energy conservation, alternatives to lithium-ion storage batteries, nanotechnology for electric vehicle batteries, green hydrogen, geothermal technology, climate change issues, waste management/recycling, water management/conservation, vortex-induced vibrations, tunneling techniques, biofuels, grid stability improvements, and various other pertinent fields. 

While explaining the pivotal areas of collaboration envisioned in the MoU, Mr. Vishnoi, Chairman and Managing Director, THDC India Limited, stated that the organisation will pro-actively reach out to IIT Delhi to initiate collaborative projects and engage with research groups within the institution.

He further stated that THDCIL is committed to covering all of the costs associated with operating costs as well as the price of research and development. With this assistance, IIT Delhi will be able to continue working on research and development projects on mutually agreeable conditions, solidifying their position as a knowledge partner in cooperative research initiatives.

Considering the MoU, IIT Delhi will offer essential infrastructural support and access to scientific, engineering, and technical expertise. These resources will be instrumental in facilitating R&D activities, aligning with the academic pursuits of the institute.

The management of THDCIL was commended by Prof. Naresh Bhatnagar, Dean (R&D), IIT Delhi, for providing funding support for the commissioning of projects related to batteries, communications, and applications robotics, among other fields.

With the support of THDCIL, IIT Delhi will use its experience to interact with both domestic and foreign organisations in an effort to strengthen the impact of this collaboration. This engagement is aimed at both basic and translational research solutions. Additionally, the institute will involve more faculty members from relevant disciplines and disseminate the collaborative activities effectively.

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