The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has announced that it will start a new center called the National Center of Excellence in Carbon Capture and Utilization (NCoE-CCU). According to a statement from IIT Bombay, government money has been used for the first time to build a center like this.
- It has been announced that the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay will construct a National Centre of Excellence in Carbon Capture and Utilization (NCoE-CCU) with funding from the Ministry of Science and Technology’s Department of Science and Technology.
- According to IIT Bombay’s announcement, the new center is the country’s first supported by the Indian government.
- It became official in December 2021.
- To reach net-zero targets, IIT Bombay Director Professor Subhasis Chaudhuri stated that decarbonizing “hard-to-abate” industries would take extraordinary effort.
- According to IIT Bombay, carbon capture and utilization would be the focus of the National Center.
- The NCoE will be the hub for cutting-edge CCUS research and development.
IIT Bombay has announced the creation of a new center called the National Center of Excellence in Carbon Capture and Utilization (NCoE-CCU), with help from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology. The Center will be called the National Center of Excellence in Carbon Capture and Utilization (NCoE-CCU). According to a statement from IIT Bombay, government money has been used for the first time to build a center like this. The government approved it in December 2021.
Director of IIT Bombay Professor Subhasis Chaudhuri said that the decarbonization of industries that are hard to stop would take a lot of work to reach the net-zero goals.
“IIT Bombay has been taking the lead on several big science and engineering problems and developing all of the solutions for them.” The National Center will look into and unlock the potential of CCU technologies so that India can lead the way in this potential sun industry and become a circular carbon economy. For “demonstration of carbon dioxide removal,” IIT Bombay’s X-PRIZE team won last year’s prestigious prize, which was made possible by the Elon Musk Foundation. “It was announced at the Sustainable Innovation Forum at COP-26,” the team leader said.
A statement from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay said that the National Center would be a place for long-term research and development, collaboration, and capacity-building in carbon capture and utilization. This is what the statement said.
This means that the NCoE will be a hub for research and projects that use CCUS technology in new ways. Using outreach and capacity-building programs, the NCoE will help next-generation researchers get a better sense of the world around them and become more problem-focused, the statement said.
The National Center wants to help researchers, businesses, and other people in the field keep track of and map current research and development and innovation activities. It also wants to build a network of researchers, businesses, and other people in the field who work together to do coordinated and synergistic research. Many academic and research institutions and businesses, like petroleum, cement, power, and steel, have been working with the NCoE since it was started. These partnerships were made in the beginning.
The main goal of the Center’s research will be to find out how CO2 affects the global climate and how to reduce CO2 emissions from the industrial and energy sectors, from new ways to capture CO2 to ways to use CO2 that has been captured. A big part of the Center’s work will be to do research, experiments, and simulations in different parts of CCU and use decision-making tools for process optimization and policy development.
IIT Bombay announces the establishment of India's first National Centre of Excellence in Carbon Capture and Utilization (NCoE-CCU), with support from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi. pic.twitter.com/WJhS4ZfVjc— IIT Bombay (@iitbombay) February 7, 2022