Centre for Energy and Resources
Development was established under Frontier Areas of Science
& Technology (FAST) scheme of MHRD on August 14, 2014.
The broad aim of this centre is to undertake world-class
research that integrates the scientific, technological,
economic, policy and socio-technical aspects of energy to
deliver key tools needed to enable, enhance and accelerate the
transition toward sustainable energy systems. The prime
objective is to evolve and promote cutting edge technologies
in energy sector for rural, urban, SMEs and other industries
of the region. Mass awareness programme for energy
conservation, efficiency and substitution will also be
undertaken. This project will function with direct industry
and society participation. Besides its prime function of
showcasing and promoting utilization of specific end-use
technologies, its activities shall also include conducting
awareness campaigns, facilitating technology information
sourcing, demonstrating energy efficient technologies,
promoting technology cooperation and transfer, and organizing
Under this project, we will pursue multiple opportunities,
including new bio-fuels, improved technologies to harness
solar power, processes to reduce emissions from traditional
fuels, innovations to increase energy efficiency, and
workforce skill development in multiple energy related fields.
Emphasis will be laid on the research and development in
renewable and clean energy sources. The proposed project will
undertake the following initiatives to develop suitable
technologies for energy conservation and evaluation of the
strategies for conservation and management. In sum, the
activities of this project will relate to the following areas.
To carryout and promote research activities for the
exploitation of solar based energy systems- active and passive
collectors, PV Cells, solar dryers, biomass based devices
(biogas, biomass combustors, biomass gasifiers), etc.
To promote the development and use of energy efficient
equipment, construction of energy efficient and eco-friendly
Dissemination of the results of ongoing research activities at
IIT (BHU) and BHU in the area of renewable energy.
To carry out an energy audit and run awareness programs for
creating mass awareness about energy conservation, energy
efficiency and energy substitution.
To carryout and promote research activities on future energy
technologies-Fuel cells, Hydrogen, Energy from Agro and Urban
Indian Institute of Technology
(Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi - 221005
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