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    IIT Madras, ARCI & INAE Organize National Conference on Energy Technologies

    Pushkar Raj Kapoor
    May3/ 2022

    Chennai (The Hawk): Indian Institute of Technology Madras [https://www.iitm.ac.in/] partnered with International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Chennai, and Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Chennai Chapter, to organize the National Conference on Energy Technologies (NCET-2022) on 29th and 30th April 2022. The Conference brought together leading academic scientists, researchers, scholars and industry experts to exchange experiences and research results on all aspects of energy storage systems and technologies including battery, fuel cells, supercapacitors, solar and wind energy. Delivering the Special Remarks virtually, Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission of India, spoke about the way forward for energy transition of India from fossil fuels to net-zero. He stressed the role of hydrogen energy and the need for the direct splitting of water into hydrogen through grid-independent systems. He also emphasized the need for ‘made in India’ solutions to overcome the net-zero target. The Key Objectives of the National Conference include:  Ø  Providing a common platform to share and exchange ideas Ø  Deliberate on emerging national interest and global research trends Ø  Evolve mechanisms for research/industry collaborations Addressing the Conference, Prof. V. Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, highlighted the need for Grid Security and Data Protection. He stressed the need for energy auditing to save power. He also mentioned the interesting solutions provided by the start-ups and their need in realising the net-zero Atmanirbhar Bharath. Delivering the keynote address, Prof. Ashok Jhunjunwala, President, IIT Madras Incubation Cell (IITMIC) and IIT Madras Research ...

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