Sarah Kirliu, Consul General of Australia, Chennai, was speaking at the IITM Energy Summit to enable global transformation into a low carbon future through industry-academic collaboration.
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras is hosting an ‘IITM Energy Summit’ from 14 to 16 December 2021 to enable global transformation in a low carbon future through industry-academic collaboration.
During this summit, IIT Madras also launched a Global Energy Consortium to make progress towards a low carbon future transformation.
With the significant expertise and contributions of more than 50 faculties on the world stage through technology and highly cited research publications, the consortium will work in close collaboration with industries outside of carbon capture and storage, gas hydrate, renewable energy systems and lithium energy storage. Technology
“There are two solutions to this problem – scientific and technological. Technological solutions are the availability of energy, be it nuclear, solar, wind or hydrogen, we need to get energy in an environmental form that is not harmful, a combination of easy to find and centralized and decentralized processes, and one of the pioneers is IIT Madras Professor Ashoka Led. The second aspect is that due to the improvement in the quality of power transistors, today we may have motors that can run on low DC current, in a way that could not have been imagined many years ago. This again, the people of IIT Madras have pointed out. We need to keep these two aspects in mind when talking about self-reliant India and energy, ”added Professor K Vijay Raghavan.
India’s energy challenge is to solve problems, technology and engineering without borders. Technological solutions in India are potential global solutions. The industry-academy partnership gives impetus and momentum to the development of such technologies. IIT Madras offers industry partners greater productivity and cost of research than its Indian and global counterparts.
Highlighting the ‘India-Australia Partnership for a Carbon-Neutral World’, Sarah Kirliu, Australian Consul General in Chennai, said, “This summit comes at a time when finding sustainable ways to use our energy reserves for global development The effects of climate change are on the minds of many. I want to emphasize three key messages: Australia has a strong internal record of achievement in reducing emissions and there is a clear path to technological development to do more. We want to work with; and thirdly, this partnership can only go beyond Australia and India to support vulnerable communities in tackling climate impact challenges, including climate finance. ”
Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala said, “IIT Madras Research Park, which is 1.2 million square feet in size. Commercial / industrial complex, customers 40 MWh power per day 9.15 per kWh. We decided that we would lead the first show that we could handle with almost 100 percent wind power or close to 90 percent. IITMRP uses open access solar / wind generation combined with running wheels through existing transmission and distribution lines. There is also local storage using cold water and batteries, which can reduce costs. 8 kWh ”
IIT Madras has seven dedicated research initiatives working in the energy sector. These initiatives will form the core of the Global Energy Consortium. They will continue to conduct state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research and build a global network to address India’s energy challenges.
Speaking on ‘IITM Institute of Eminence’, Professor Raghunathan Rengaswamy, Dean (Global Engagement), IIT Madras, said, About Rs 250 crore worth of consultancy is done every year, which is almost the largest number in all of India. It really tells you that everything we do is really important in terms of industry. “
In his inaugural address, Nikhil Tambe, CEO – IITM Energy Consortium called for the development of partnerships to manage this global transformation in the energy sector. Ashok Krishna, CTO – Energy Internet Corporation, former VP – Chevron, spoke on ‘Outlook and the Future of Oil and Gas’. Vikram Rao conducted a panel discussion on RTI International’s ‘Addressing Grand Challenges in Energy – A Consortium Approach’.