Saint-Gobain India and the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) Research Park have signed an MoU to develop a 100 per cent renewable energy research park. As per the MoU, Saint-Gobain will provide Rs 10 million over the next three years to the IIT-M Research Park.
According to the reports, the goal of this partnership is to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future and to help India achieve 100 per cent renewable energy. The partnership’s objective is to work on tackling energy concerns and maximising the usage of alternative energy sources. IIT-M Research Park intends to construct a comprehensive energy storage mechanism on campus, with a major focus on developing sustainable models and ensuring energy efficiency.
In January 2022, Ohmium International, a US-based clean energy start-up, had partnered with IIT Madras Research Park (IITMRP) on the performance and cost improvements in its polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolysers. The research and development partnership between Ohmium and IITMRP will accelerate the implementation of PEM technology enhancements into production at Ohmium’s electrolyser giga-factory in Bengaluru.