New Delhi, IITF: On Saturday, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) unveiled its theme-based presentation on ‘Energy’ on sixth day of the CSIR Platinum Jubilee Technofest at 36th India International Trade Fair (IITF), 2016, at Pragati Maidan. Scientists, experts, researchers of prominent CSIR labs and the industrial partners specific to this theme area attended the seminar. People from different walks of life enthusiastically gathered at the ‘Energy’ pavilion and experienced the advanced technologies in this field. Dr. Girish Sahni, DG-CSIR, also attended the seminar.
Addressing the seminar, Prof. Vijayamohanan K. Pillai, Director, by CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CSIR-CECRI) focused on energy demand and the target of power generation based on renewable energy technologies. He said, “We have been active for many decades in not only developing technologies that produce clean energy but also for its effective usage.”Former scientist of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Dr. R. Sonde, emphasized on India’s contribution of renewable energy sector in the next decade.
A battery car at the ‘Energy’ pavilion grabbed many eye balls. It was a Lithium-ion battery powered 4-door electric car that became the cynosure of the all eyes. It was developed and commercially produced by CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI) and CSIR-CMERI, in collaboration with auto major Mahindra.
An Indian Institute of Technology professor and fuel cell expert, Prof. S. Basu, spoke on fuel cells in a panel discussion. Dr. R.K. Kashyap from GAIL and Infosys Prize laureate, Dr. Ashish Lele of National Chemical Laboratories also joined the panel discussion.
The day combined several engaging activities for school students and visitors. The CSIR Institute Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB), organized quiz competitions, scientific presentation, engaging sessions of science-based activities and question answer round in the activity area.
The day concluded with signing of MoU between CSIR and M/s Eastern Electrolyzer.