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IIT Kanpur now has New Thermal Energy Storage System in Campus

New Delhi :
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) now has a New Thermal Energy Storage System in Campus. This can said as a huge step towards sustainable future. IIT Kanpur’s new thermal energy storage system, installed in the Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE) building, has a capacity of 775 turn/hour.

Indo-US Science and Technology Forum –

Prof Sameer Khandekar from the mechanical engineering department who has provided periodic guidance for the selection of the technology said that the institute is leading a joint Indo-US project, which is called UI-ASSIST, on smart grid and storage technology, funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), through Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, New Delhi. This system has been installed at the Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering building.

Brine solution as coolant which takes low-cost energy –

“This technology is quite effective in reducing the building air conditioning load and minimizing peak electricity demand in the system. This thermal storage system utilizes the latest concept of the use of phase change material with a Brine solution as coolant which takes low-cost energy during off-peak period to achieve the coolant temperature up to -4 degree Celsius and supports the air conditioning load during peak period to the tune of 77.5 TR for 10 hours. This also results in significant energy saving that can be adopted in Smart City and data centre applications,” Prof Karandikar added.

Project is led by Prof. SC Srivastava –

The project is led by Prof. SC Srivastava, Prof. Santanu Mishra and Prof. Ankush Sharma of the Electrical Engineering department of IIT-Kanpur and primarily executed by Vinay Kumar Tiwari, executive engineering in the institute’s works department and Shiv Kumar Singh, research establishment officer, electrical engineering department at IIT-Kanpur, with Kehems Technologies, Indore as the service provider.

NMDC and IIT Hyderabad launches an incubation and fellowship programme to support startups

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New Delhi :
NMDC and Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT Hyderabad) have come together to launch an incubation and fellowship programme to support deep tech startups. This initiative is titled, NICE Program (NMDC Innovation and Incubation Centre). The objective of NICE is to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the country and to support the Startup India movement.

Program budget of Rs 10 crore funded by NMDC –

NICE initiative is a 5-year joint program that would support 15 fellows and 15 startups by providing them financial aid, mentoring support, co-working space, other infrastructural benefits, and more. With the total program budget of Rs 10 crore funded by NMDC, NICE aims to support 5 startups every year with financial aid of up to Rs 25 lakh to convert their proof of concept into a scalable business.

IIT Hyderabad is to be the cradle for inventions –

The program would also support 5 fellows every year with a monthly stipend of Rs 80,000 for 12 months to support their sustenance and prototype development. “The vision of IIT Hyderabad is to be the cradle for inventions and innovations. This program would also act as a template for Industry-Academia collaboration to enrich the Startup India initiatives,” said B S Murty, Director, IIT Hyderabad.

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