Danfoss and IIT Madras Exchange Agreements to Promote Green Transition Research
Danfoss & IIT-M exchanged two agreements for cooperation to promote research in the areas of securing drinking water for coastal regions using renewable energy and green fuels including ‘green hydrogen’.
March 03, 2023. By Anurima Mondal
The exchange of the agreements between Ravichandran Purushothaman, President Danfoss India and Prof. Manu Santhanam, Dean (IC&SR), IIT Madras was witnessed by the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Denmark Frederik André Henrik Christian, Freddy Svane, Ambassador of Denmark, along with Danish and Indian ministers and other dignitaries.
Denmark is the only nation with whom India has a Green Strategic Partnership as envisioned in the Joint Statement of September 2020 between Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Denmark and Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.
Danfoss & IIT-M exchanged two agreements for cooperation to promote research in the areas of securing drinking water for coastal regions using renewable energy and green fuels including 'green hydrogen’ for value creation in pursuance of the green strategic partnership between India and Denmark.
Speaking on this occasion, Ravichandran Purushothaman, President- Danfoss India said, “As a global leader in making businesses more sustainable around the world, we at Danfoss are excited to help India take the next step towards a green transformation. The industry-academia partnership between Danfoss & IIT-M is a true embodiment of what the Green Strategic partnership aims to achieve. Through our association with IIT-M, we aim to prioritize the research and appropriate technology interventions with a special focus on the water and energy sectors. It is paramount for us to establish strong partnerships with world-class universities such as IIT-M to meet future expectations.”
Through another agreement as a part of Indo-Danish Research and Innovation Cooperation, IIT-M, Danfoss along with its subsidiary Danfoss Power Electronics, Universities of Southern Denmark and Aalborg will develop ‘EcoGrif, - efficient power electronic grid-friendly converter for increased electrolysis efficiency on a commercial electrolyser stack suitable for Indian as well as the global markets.
In an era when climate change is a major concern, and a universal drive is being made toward integrating sustainability into all areas of development, MoUs between Danfoss and IIT-M represents a significant step in mitigating climate change and limit carbon emissions and help India attain its objectives outlined in the sustainable development goals.
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