India & Denmark- Inexperienced Strategic Partnership

The scientists of IIT Madras are collaborating with Denmark for analysis on low-carbon and extra environment friendly vitality sources.

The Danish authorities launched a multi-layer strategic program to help the plan for inexperienced and sustainable growth in India and to strengthen the commerce hyperlinks between the 2 nations within the water and vitality sectors.

The Indian Institute of Know-how, Madras (IIT-M) has joined forces with the academia and business of Denmark for quite a few analysis tasks within the area of local weather change mitigation and for enabling inexperienced transition.

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik Andre Henrik Christian with accompanied by a high-level delegation of Danish Ministers visited IIT Madras Analysis Park.
Photograph Credit score: M. KARUNAKARAN
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On Wednesday, the Crown Prince of Denmark, Frederik Andre Henrik Christian, and Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth visited Chennai to maneuver ahead with the Inexperienced Strategic partnership with India.

Senior members of the forms and a high-level delegation of ministers had been additionally accompanying them on the go to. The go to is part of their official journey to India from February 26 to March 2.

The Vitality Delegation attended a session on next-generation fuels and vitality programs which was held within the IIT Madras Analysis Park.

Lars Aagaard, Minister for Local weather, Vitality, and Utilities, Govt. of Denmark acknowledged that Denmark believes there’s nice potential in sharing mutual information with India and its engineers to assist implement the brand new applied sciences.

Lars Aagaard, Minister for Local weather, Vitality, and Utilities, Authorities of Denmark
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In January 2023, India offered a plan aiming to transform India right into a hub for the manufacturing of worldwide inexperienced vitality.

Initiatives Introduced

To assist India with changing into carbon impartial, technological developments, methods, and the newest info on water and vitality had been highlighted by the Danish group through the tour.  

Lars Aagaard , Denmark Minister for Local weather, Vitality & Utilities, with Minister of Energy and New & Renewable Vitality Raj Kumar Singh
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A complete of 4 tasks had been introduced within the presence of the Crown Prince of Denmark, Lars Aagard, and the ambassador of Denmark to India, Freddy Svane.

Three tasks are centered on vitality and focus upon the imaginative and prescient of the IIT-M Vitality Consortium to allow vitality transition in the direction of a low-carbon future.  

Lars Aagaard acknowledged that Denmark is working with Tamil Nadu to determine its first on-shore wind farm. 15 off-shore places have been recognized for the institution of wind generators.

He additionally added that because the Nineteen Eighties, 40 GW of on-shore wind has been established by India, and there are plans for the institution of 140 GW of wind vitality by 2030. 30 GW of those can be off-shore and the remaining can be on-shore.

S Krishnan, an Extra Chief Secretary within the Division of Industries, Funding Promotion and Commerce, Govt. of Tamil Nadu mentioned that the state has been engaged on a inexperienced hydrogen coverage.

In his speech, he mentioned that the state of Tamil Nadu continues to guide in renewable vitality as greater than 50 % of the put in capability within the state is from renewable vitality sources with the potential to broaden into photo voltaic, wind, and inexperienced hydrogen.   

He additionally added that the state authorities has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for establishing inexperienced hydrogen amenities with two companies. Ten different entities have additionally proven curiosity in establishing these amenities.      

Along with that, he additionally acknowledged that the state of Tamil Nadu has 20 GW of Renewable Vitality Put in Capability, of which 10 GW is in wind. There may be additionally a possible of 13 GW of wind vitality on-shore and 20 GW off-shore as essentially the most promising places off-shore in India are off the coast of Tamil Nadu- The Gulf of Munnar.

IIT Madras and Danish researchers are to collaborate on a undertaking on the hydrogen economic system. The second undertaking is related to decarbonization.

Therefore, out of the 4 tasks, three concentrate on the sector of vitality. The tasks will likely be collectively funded by the Division of Science and Know-how, India (DST) and the Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD).

The fourth undertaking is related to water and was signed to encourage the schooling of engineering and scientific analysis between multinational firms Danfoss, Denmark, and IIT, Madras. They exchanged two agreements for analysis on securing ingesting water for coastal areas with the assistance of inexperienced fuels and renewable vitality.

Why Denmark?

When it comes to vitality, Denmark has led the best way for the world within the inexperienced transition. The nation has an important deal to supply in relation to renewable vitality sources like inexperienced hydrogen, wind, and bioenergy, together with environment friendly and reasonably priced vitality effectivity at a inexperienced vitality transition.