(IISc) and the Research and Development Centre of IndianOil Corporation Limited have signed an MoU on October 29.
This is in the field where IISc and IndianOil will work jointly on the optimisation of both biomass gasification and hydrogen purification processes, the IISc said in a statement.
The developed technology will be scaled up and demonstrated at IndianOils R&D Centre at Faridabad in Haryana
Also Both to develop and demonstrate biomass gasification-based hydrogen generation technology for producing fuel cell-grade hydrogen at an affordable price.
Hydrogen generated from this demonstration plant will be used to power fuel cell buses as part of a bigger project being conceived by IndianOil towards ushering in the countrys hydrogen economy.
Speaking on the occasion, IIScs Director Prof G Rangarajan stressed on the academia-industry collaboration and highlighted contributions made by Prof S Dasappa at the Centre for Sustainable Technologies and currently the Chair at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research for utilising biomass, which would go a long way in meeting de-carbonisation needs.