Workshop on Ceramic Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC)

Hyderabad, Oct.21 (Maxim News): One day workshop on Ceramic Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) was jointly organized by International Advanced Research Centre (ARCI), Indian Ceramic society Hyderabad Chapter and University of Hyderabad on Thursday as a part of azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav on the virtual platform.

Dr. Roy Johnson, Associate Director in his introduction to the workshop mentioned that SOFC, because of its inherent ceramic nature is an environmentally benign and efficient power generation technology and focus of the workshop is on ceramic materials for SOFCs. Dr. Tata Narasigh Rao, Director, ARCI in his address told that in addition to the SOFC, hydrogen generation should also be focused through electrolysis and ARCI is launching consortium project for development in this areas shortly. Dr. Suman Kumari Mishra, Director, CSIR-CGCRI told that there is lot of space for material research in the area of SOFC.

In his inaugural address, Prof. Suddhastwa Basu, Director, IMMT, Bhubaneshwar told that currently commercial SOFC modules are readily available from global players and growing usage in stationery power markets. In India realization of SOFC is the early stage of research and a consortium approach of different laboratories with expertise in the area is essential for early realization of usable devices.

Workshop have 12 invited lectures from eminent speakers from India and abroad in four technical session followed by a dedicated presentation session for students. Prof. Alexander Michaelis, president, IKTS, frunhofer, Germany and industrial participants Siddharth R. Mayur,h2e power system private limited and Dr.R.N.Das, Dense power private limited were also the part of the event. Dr. P.K Jain also briefed the audience about importance of azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and various activities organized at ARCI. The participants and students all over India participated very enthusiastically during the sessions. (Maxim News)


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