Uni Sydney, IIT Madras announce renewable research partnership


The University of Sydney and the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras have announced a research partnership on renewable energy technologies.

A signing was held on Friday morning at IIT Madras in Chennai, with the agreement to include an investment by each partner of $50,000 a year for up to four projects.

Researchers from various disciplines at each university would collaborate on areas including “energy storage and conversion, solar desalination and cold storage, photo and electrochemical energy, gas turbines, micro-grids and renewable energy systems” according to a statement from University of Sydney.

“Together, our researchers will examine crucial questions, such as how to decarbonise and provide affordable energy to remote communities,” said University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Mark Scott.  

“There is no time to waste in finding solutions that will help us adapt to the impacts of climate change,” added Professor Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou from the University of Sydney, whose work at University of NSW on metal hydrides has been spun out into hydrogen energy startup Lavo.

“The possibilities around the transition to clean energy systems are exciting. We can combine our thinking to develop truly sustainable solutions that can be rapidly adopted.”

Picture: Clean Energy Council

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