The global energy ecosystem is in the midst of a transformation at a scale and pace perhaps unseen in a century. India, in its quest to achieve a low carbon economy, has undertaken programmes for the development of new and emerging energy technologies.
India’s hydrogen and fuel cell programme aims at lowering the cost of hydrogen and improve production rates via development of compact and inexpensive storage capacity, the establishment of hydrogen network, development of hydrogen-fuelled IC engine with costs comparable to existing petroleum-based IC engines and manufacturing different types of fuel cell systems. India is also mapping the potential sites where geothermal power can be harnessed in a cost-effective manner. Ocean energy technologies such as tidal power are in their initial stage of development as well.
India is looking for collaboration and cooperation from various international research and development institutions, leading technology firm for developing emerging energy technologies.