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Union Power Minister Shri R. K. Singh Lays Foundation Stone for new Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER) Building at IISc Bengaluru


Union Minister Sets Foundation for ICER Building at IISc

Revolutionizing the norm, a new era begins, with Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri R.K Singh Inaugurating the Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER) building, at the new Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER) Building at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru Today.

According to this news, this upcoming event is set to become a remarkable achievement, particularly in the fields of sustainability and energy research. No wonder, it is expected to bring significant advancements and breakthroughs in these areas, with innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies. One such undertaken initiative is the involvement of research and development activities with green energy technologies. Undoubtedly, it will serve as a testament to the ongoing efforts and dedication to a more sustainable future and exploration of renewable energy resources.

ICER’s Proposed Initiative

With this discovery being a significant milestone, it may contribute to the global discourse on sustainability and energy research, and leave a lasting legacy on the scientific community and community as a whole. 

Encouragingly, ICER’s research initiatives depend on the renewable energy domains, involving Net Zero Technology Development for Green Hydrogen, SCo2, Power and Turbine, Clean Coal technology, pioneering research with other developmental activities based on green energy technologies with the generation of hydrogen as well as biofuels from biomass, advance batteries and energy storage systems with sustainable technologies.  

Read Our Blog: What Is Green Hydrogen And How To Set Up A Green Hydrogen Production Plant?

Power Finance Corporation funds a Rs. 60.74 Crores project for a building to be completed by March 2026

With breakthroughs in this field, the ICER initiative is yet to overtake and traverse through the transformative journey by technologically embracing the vision of self-reliance in India.

Despite the Power Finance Corporation (PFC) agreeing to fund the proposed project as per the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative, the objective of the new building is to replace the outdated infrastructure and provide ICER with a state-of-the-art facility, occupying both the ground floor and three additional levels. This modernized structure will encompass various amenities such as meeting rooms, a library, and laboratories along with other essential facilities. 

For this purpose, the PFC sanctioned around Rs.60.74 crore for the project. Simultaneously, CPWD expects to complete construction by March 2026.

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