IIT Roorkee Inaugurate Green Hydrogen Laboratories

The laboratories have been set up at the Department of Hydro and Renewable Energy (HRED) that was established in 1982

Prof KK Pant, Director, IIT Roorkee, inaugurated two new labs – Renewable Grid Integration Laboratory and Green Hydrogen Laboratory at the Department of Hydro and Renewable Energy (HRED). HRED has developed these labs with an aim to ensure that the Department and IIT Roorkee play a major role in reliable, resilient and Atmanirbhar transition to a clean energy grid in India. 

The director also visited laboratories of HRED that are pursuing transformative research in all aspects of renewable energy, including hydropower, energy storage, solar energy, biomass energy, management of water bodies and energy systems modelling. Prof Arun Kumar and Prof Sunil Singhal also showed other various labs to the Director - Prof KK Pant and Deputy Director - Prof UP Singh and had discussions.

The Department of Hydro and Renewable Energy (HRED) at IIT Roorkee was established in 1982 and will complete its Ruby Jubilee this year. The vision of the department is to tap the huge renewable energy potential available in the country and build up the expertise and power generation capacity through research and development in hydropower and other renewable energy sources.

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