Union Minister of Science & Technology, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, inaugurated the National Centre for Clean Coal Research and Development (NCCCR&D) at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science (IISc)-Bengaluru on September 16.
The Department of Science & Technology has set up the centre as a national level consortium on clean coal R&D.
“The breakthrough research being pursued at IISc in clean coal domain could potentially be a game changer for meeting the energy needs of the country in terms of higher efficiency and capacity at lower operating costs and size. I am sure this would result in research, development and demonstration of state-of-art tools, products and processes which are of critical importance for our energy security,” said Dr Vardhan.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan also dedicated the first of its kind Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER) to the nation, which is equipped with state-of-art facilities for conducting wide spectrum of energy research by a knowledge network of elite researchers.
“I am sure all these intense scientific efforts and collective endeavors would enable us to realise the vision of an affordable, efficient, compact reliable Clean Energy systems which will be robust and suitable in diverse geographic conditions,” said Dr. Vardhan, while addressing the scientists.
Secretary, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Prof. Ashutosh Sharma and Director, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Prof. Anurag Kumar, were also present on the occasion.