Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center(JCERDC)


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INDO-US JOINT CLEAN ENERGY
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
JCERDC Phase II: Award Announcement Energy cooperation is a central element of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership. Recognizing the need to address climate change, ensure mutual energy security, and build a clean energy economy that drives investment, job creation, and economic growth; India and the United States launched the U.S.-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE) on November 24, 2009 under the U.S.-India Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation on Energy Security, Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy and Climate Change. As a priority initiative under the PACE umbrella, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Government of India signed an agreement to establish the Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center (JCERDC) on November 4, 2010. The JCERDC is designed to promote clean energy innovation by teams of scientists and engineers from India and the United States.
The three priority areas covered under the Indo-U.S. JCERDC are:
  • Solar Energy
  • Second Generation Biofuels
  • Energy Efficiency of Buildings


Recognizing the success of the first call of the JCERDC Program, the United States and India agreed to extend and expand the program, as elaborated in the U.S.-India Joint Statement issued when President Obama and Prime Minister Modi met in New Delhi on January 25, 2015: “The United States intends to support India's goal by enhancing cooperation on clean energy and climate change, to include expanding the Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Research (PACE-R): A renewed commitment to PACE-R, including extending funding for three existing research tracks of Solar Energy, Building Energy Efficiency, and Biofuels for an additional five years and launching a new track on Smart Grid and Grid Storage.” Prime Minister Modi and President Obama have since emphasized the critical importance of expanding clean energy research, development, manufacturing and deployment, which increases energy access and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

OBJECTIVES

The overall aim of the JCERDC is to facilitate joint research and development on clean energy to improve energy access and promote low-carbon growth. To achieve this objective, the Indo-US JCERDC supports multi-institutional network projects using a public-private partnership model of funding.

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

The program is coordinated by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and administered through the binational Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF).

JCERDC PHASE I AWARDEES...

After an intensive multi-level review and evaluation process, the following three consortia were selected for award on 16th April 2012:

 

Area Title of the Project Lead Partner (India) Lead Partner (USA)
Solar Energy Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States (SERIIUS)
www.seriius.org

Indian Institute of Science-Bangalore

Lead PI: KamanioChattopadhyay
kamanio@materials.iisc.ernet.in

National Renewable Energy Laboratory


Lead PI:  David Ginley

David.Ginley@nrel.gov

Second Generation Biofuels US-India consortium for development of sustainable advanced lignocellulosic biofuel systems Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad

Lead PI: Ahmed Kamal
ahmedkamal@iict.res.in
University of Florida

Lead PI: PratapPullammanappallil pcpratap@ufl.edu
Energy Efficiency of Buildings United States-India Joint Center for Building Energy Research and Development
www.cberd.org
CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Lead PI: N. K. Bansal
nkbansal43@gmail.com
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lead PI: Ashok Gadgil AJGadgil@lbl.gov
USEFUL LINKS
JCERDC IN PICTURES
Principal Investigators and Co-Principal Investigators of the Indian Consortia with Dr. M.K. Bhan (Secretary, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India) on 17 September 2012 Shri B. K. Chaturvedi (Member, Planning Commission of India), Dr. Steven Chu (Secretary, US Department of Energy) and Mr. David Sandalow (Acting Under Secretary, US DoE) with members from the Solar Energy Consortium (Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States) at the U.S.-India Energy Dialogue (Washington D.C., September 28, 2012)
Shri B. K. Chaturvedi (Member, Planning Commission of India), Dr. Steven Chu (Secretary, US Department of Energy) and Mr. David Sandalow (Acting Under Secretary, US DoE) with members from the Second Generation Biofuel Consortium (US-India consortium for development of sustainable advanced lignocellulosic biofuel systems)at the U.S.-India Energy Dialogue (Washington D.C., September 28, 2012) Shri B. K. Chaturvedi (Member, Planning Commission of India), Dr. Steven Chu (Secretary, US Department of Energy) and Mr. David Sandalow (Acting Under Secretary, US DoE) with members from the Building Energy Efficiency Consortium (United States-India Joint Center for Building Energy Research and Development)at the U.S.-India Energy Dialogue (Washington D.C., September 28, 2012)
DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS
  1. JCERDC Status Report September 2015
  2. Setting the Pace: JCERDC Progress Report March 2014
  3. Setting the Pace: JCERDC Progress Report September 2012
  4. U.S.-India Partnership To Advance Clean Energy (PACE): A Progress Report
  5. Indo-U.S. S&T Agreement

 

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