The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras has signed a partnership agreement with Denmark to conduct research projects on next-generation fuels and energy systems under the ‘Indo-Danish Green Strategic Partnership’.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Danish Crown Prince Frederik Andre Henrik Christian, Denmark Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities Lars Aagaard, and Tamil Nadu industries department, Additional Chief Secretary S Krishnan. Four projects were launched as part of the deal, which are expected to accelerate technology development through industry-academia government partnerships and collaborations with global partners to develop technology solutions.
Denmark is collaborating on a plan to establish the first offshore wind farm in Tamil Nadu, which has identified 15 offshore locations to establish wind turbines.
Denmark-headquartered multinational company Danfoss has also partnered with IIT Madras to promote cooperation in engineering education and scientific research, focusing on drinking water for coastal regions using renewable energy.