India, Denmark to have joint R&D on green fuels

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India-Denmark SC&T meet

New Delhi: India and Denmark will initiate joint research and development on green fuels including green hydrogen.

This was agreed at a meeting of the Joint Science and Technology Committee, an official spokesman said here today.

The two sides have discussed national strategic priorities and developments in Science, Technology, and Innovation of both countries with a special focus on green solutions of the future, the spokesman said.

The two sides, at the virtual meeting, discussed strategy for investments in green research, technology and innovation.

The committee emphasised on development of bilateral collaboration on mission-driven research, innovation, and technology development, including climate and green transition, energy, water, waste, food, and so on, the spokesman said.

This is in line with the agreement reached between the two Prime Ministers while adopting the Green Strategic Partnership – Action Plan 2020-2025.

The two sides agreed to organise 3-4 webinars for partnership development and stressed on promoting call for proposals in green fuels, including green hydrogen.

The Joint Committee also reviewed the progress of the ongoing projects of last two joint calls being implemented in the areas of energy research; water; cyber-physical systems, and bioresources & secondary agriculture.

The meeting was co-chaired by S. K. Varshney, Adviser & Head, International Cooperation, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India, and Dr. Stine Jørgensen, Deputy Director of the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science, Govt. of Denmark.

Pooja Kapur, Indian Ambassador to Denmark, and Freddy Svane, Ambassador of Denmark in New Delhi, also addressed the Joint Committee.

On the Indian side, representatives from the Department of Science & Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, and Council of Scientific & Industrial Research participated in the deliberations.