New Delhi: Navratna steel PSU RINL-VSP organised a Brainstorming Meeting on “Technology Needs Assessment Energy Efficiency with focus on Steel and other industries” on Saturday at Management Development Centre, Visakhapatnam steel plant in collaboration with Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC).
The brainstorming meet was organised to deliberate de-carbonisation pathways and harnessing renewable energy to meet the objective of harnessing 500GW of renewable energy by 2030 and India’s achieving “Net Zero Emissions” by 2070.
RINL CMD Atul Bhatt inaugurated the Brainstorming meet at VSP on July 23. Addressing the participants, Atul Bhatt stressed the need for a sustainable way in steel making and other industries. He informed that the Ministry of Steel made a road map for the steel industry and expects steel industry to achieve carbon neutrality as per vision-2047. Bhatt exhorted the participants to brainstorm on various issues to reduce Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and bring out feasible solution to reduce CO2 emissions.
Dr Gautam Goswami, Scientist G/Advisor and Head “Foresight & Vision” Division, TIFAC highlighting the objective of the workshop, said that TIFAC is preparing the decarbonisation pathways in industries which are hard to abate and said that this workshop will prepare actionable points to prepare national-level document to reduce GHG emissions from various industries.
RINL Director (Operations) AK Saxena Abhijit Chakrabarti other CGMs from RINL participated in the workshop.
Delegates from various Steel companies like BSP, IISCO, RDCIS, EMD, AMNS, JSPL & local industries like HPCL, NTPC & and technical institutions such as IIPE, AU have participated in the workshop and discussed de-carbonization options in steel industries and other industries. RINL and TIFAC of the Department of Science and Technology have jointly conducted this workshop successfully.
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