Union Minister for power and new and renewable energy R K Singh on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the building of the new Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER) at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here. The Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has provided financial assistance of Rs60.74 crore for the construction of the ICER building, under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. The proposed modern and technologically advanced facility of ground plus three floors aims to replace the aging infrastructure currently housing ICER, an official release said. The building will have laboratories, classrooms, seminar rooms, meeting spaces, a library and computing facilities, it said. The construction is being undertaken by Central Public Works Department (CPWD) and is scheduled to be completed by March 2026. ICER's research initiatives focus on a spectrum of renewable energy domains, including developing net zero technology to generate green hydrogen; using supercritical carbon dioxide (sCo2) to reduce emissions; power and turbine technology, and clean coal Technology.

Source-IISC Bengaluru