New Delhi, November 19, 2016: A battery car developed and commercially produced by CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI) and CSIR-CMERI, in collaboration with auto major Mahindra steals the show at the ‘Energy’ theme at the 36th India International Trade Fair (IITF), 2016, New Delhi today. It was a Lithium-ion battery powered 4-door electric car that became the cynosure of all eyes.
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) unveiled its theme-based presentation on ‘Energy’ on sixth day of the CSIR Platinum Jubilee Technofest at the IITF, 2016, Scientists, experts, researchers of prominent CSIR labs and the industrial partners specific to this theme area discussed various issues relating to energy demand and the target of power generation based on renewable energy technologies. Dr. Girish Sahni, DG-CSIR, also participated in the seminar.
Addressing the seminar, Prof. Vijayamohanan K. Pillai, Director, CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CSIR-CECRI) said, “We have been active for many decades in not only developing technologies that produce clean energy but also for its effective usage.”Former scientist of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Dr. R. Sonde, emphasized on India’s contribution of renewable energy sector in the next decade.
An Indian Institute of Technology professor and fuel cell expert, Prof. S. Basu, spoke on fuel cells in a panel discussion. The day combined several engaging activities for school students and visitors. The CSIR Institute Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB), organized quiz competitions, scientific presentation, engaging sessions of science-based activities and question answer round in the activity area.
As a part of ‘Platinum Jubilee Techno Fest’ of CSIR different themes-based activities are being organized each day at the India International Trade Fare (IITF) in New Delhi till 27th November as follows.
15 November Aerospace & Strategic Sector CSIR-NAL/CSIR-CGCRI
16 November Engineering & Infrastructure CSIR-CBRI
17 November Mining, Minerals & Materials CSIR-NML
18 November Chemicals & Petrochemicals CSIR-NCL & CSIR-IIP
19 November Energy CSIR-CECRI
20 November Ecology & Environment CSIR-NEERI
21 November Leather CSIR-CLRI
22 November Water CSIR-CSMCRI
23 November Agriculture & Floriculture CSIR-CIMAP/CSIR-NBRI
24 November Food & Nutrition CSIR-CFTRI
25 November Healthcare & Generics CSIR-CDRI & CSIR-IICT
26 November CSIR for Societal Interventions Dr. E. Desa/Dr. Sudeep