IIT Bombay, L&T Collaborate for Green Hydrogen Technology Development
Both the institutions have joined hands to contribute toward the development of the Green Hydrogen industry in India and to develop next-generation technology in this emerging field.
IIT Bombay, L&T join hands to contribute toward the development of the Green Hydrogen industry in India
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has collaborated with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) to jointly pursue research and development work in the Green Hydrogen value chain.
According to the official press release, both the institutions have joined hands to contribute toward the development of the Green Hydrogen industry in India and to develop next-generation technology in this emerging field. The signing of the agreement took place in the presence of Professor Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay; Professor Milind D. Atrey, Dean (R&D), IIT Bombay; Subramanian Sarma, whole-time Director & Sr. Executive Vice President (Energy), Larsen & Toubro Limited; S. N. Subrahmanyan, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Larsen & Toubro Limited.
Commenting on the occasion, S N Subrahmanyan, CEO & MD, L&T said, “L&T has always been in the forefront to drive technological advancements and indigenisation in India across sectors. We are positioning to drive Green Hydrogen economy in India together with our partners.”
“Our partners and clients are also looking forward to leveraging our capability to reduce costs and industrialise Green Hydrogen. This collaboration with IIT Bombay and its world-class technologists will support the cause of developing indigenous globally competitive technologies and nudge India towards AatmaNirbhar in Green
Hydrogen technology,” he further added.
Speaking on the collaboration, Professor Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay said, “Given the urgency of the climate crisis and India’s own ambitious target of becoming net zero by 2070, the transition from fossil fuel to Green Hydrogen will play a key role in this goal. India’s National Hydrogen Mission is a step in the right direction, and I am confident that our partnership with L&T will result in scalable and cost-effective solutions. IIT Bombay’s endeavour is to contribute significantly to challenges of national importance, and our association with L&T to develop technologies for Green Hydrogen that can make India self-reliant in this space, is one such example.”
Scaled adoption of Green Hydrogen in India is important
Technology plays a central role in the growth of an emerging industry like Green Hydrogen. Research and Development in areas to improve energy efficiency, and reliability and reducing equipment costs is crucial to improve affordability and hence, scaled adoption of Green Hydrogen in India is the need of the hour, the press note informed. Recognising this, L&T as an industrial partner is collaborating with IIT Bombay to support the development of the Indian R&D ecosystem and technology leadership for the sector.