Plaksha University Inaugurates the Indorama Ventures Center for Clean Energy

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Plaksha University has announced the establishment of the Indorama Ventures Center for Clean Energy, marking one of the initial research centers at the university aimed at spearheading a transition to clean energy through education and research, as outlined in the press release.

The primary objective of the Indorama Ventures Center for Clean Energy is to facilitate India’s shift towards a net-zero carbon, self-sufficient, and energy-resilient future. The center is dedicated to supporting global initiatives to reduce carbon emissions by fostering research collaborations with industry and government partners, as well as conducting public awareness campaigns on clean energy.

At present, the center’s research focus encompasses three primary areas: Smart Homes, District Cooling with thermal storage, and Mitigation of Urban Heat Island (UHI), according to the release.

Rudra Pratap, the founding vice-chancellor of Plaksha University, emphasized the institution’s commitment to conducting research aimed at addressing society’s major challenges. He highlighted the focus areas of the Indorama Ventures Center for Clean Energy, which include enhancing energy efficiency, decarbonizing the energy sector, and fostering innovations for the efficient utilization of renewable energies. Pratap emphasized the university’s goal of making a tangible impact on human and planetary health through its research efforts, underscoring the importance of industry collaboration for societal impact.

The center’s overarching aim is to operate at the nexus of energy and digitalization, facilitating the scalable, sustainable, and cost-effective deployment of energy solutions while nurturing professionals and entrepreneurs relevant to the industry.

Vishal Garg, director of the Indorama Ventures Center for Clean Energy at Plaksha University, highlighted the vision of the center in shaping India’s energy sector towards decarbonization, self-sufficiency, and grid security, ultimately ensuring clean and secure energy access for all. He mentioned plans to establish the campus as a living laboratory, with an initial focus on decarbonizing residential energy consumption and enhancing urban livability by reducing energy consumption and creating cooler environments.

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