December 13, 2010 11:26:13 pm
As a step towards harnessing the true potential of renewable energy,TERI University in New Delhi played host to a 2-day symposium on ‘Biofuels & Wind Energy’.
As part of Indo-US Research in renewable energy,the collaborative partners for this symposium are Michigan State University (MSU,East Lansing,USA) and TERI (New Delhi).
The goal of this MARG/GLIM sponsored symposium is to stimulate the interest of various stakeholders in India,in the research and innovation space of the Renewable Energy domain.
Leaders discussed how Innovations would be fast-tracked to produce onthe-ground solutions in the Indian context.
Michigan State University from USA sent a large delegation of 10 senior faculty members to India,to explore collaborative research opportunities together with Indian scientific and industry research community. There was a presence of around 80 researchers from different spheres of research,knowledge partners,economic partners and government agencies addressing the issue and possible solutions.
Some of the key considerations of the CEO Round Table are on expeditious harnessing of renewable energy sources,removing capacity building road blocks,Renewable Purchase Specification Mechanism,harmonizing central and state legal considerations,financial and fiscal Incentives,technology transfer,R&D cooperation and Public Private Partnership models.
The outcome of this discussion is likely to be presented to Planning Commission and concerned ministries.
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