sustainable technologies Current Affairs - 2020
Union Minister of Science & Technology Harsh Vardhan launched an Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER) equipped with modern facilities for conducting a wide spectrum of energy research through knowledge network.
About Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER)
ICER is a first of its kind in India which is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. This new centre would realise the vision of affordable, efficient, compact and reliable clean energy systems.
It was formed to conduct socially relevant research to benefit people directly. Also, translational research carried out by ICER faculty has resulted in technology transfers in India and abroad.
Research conducted here would be in line with various national missions to have more reach. ICER is also considering starting a new Master’s course on energy.
ICER plans to expand its activities in several energy-related areas with an emphasis on process and material development, in collaboration with manufacturing industry.
The centre is focused on developing sustainable technologies for renewable energy, combustion, next-generation solar photovoltaic, concentrated solar power, novel energy storage technologies, hydrogen, bio-mass and bio-fuels.