CO2 Research and Green Technologies Centre, a unique advanced research laboratory, was created by VIT University, Vellore to carry out research on carbon capturing and utilization (CCU) with a focus on green energy technologies development. The laboratory has been set up keeping in view the growing significance of Carbon Capturing and Storage (CCS) in recent times.The centre was inaugurated on 15th Feb 2010 by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Honorable Minister for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. of India. The main objectives of the centre are
- To develop technologies for CCU
- To develop sustainable and renewable green energy technologies
- To work on waste heat recovery, energy, water conservation and waste management.
In order to convert academic research into useful technology, the centre has undertaken a number of technically viable projects that include both bench scale and pilot scale projects. Technical solutions are developed for several teething problems at the centre. New alternates and modifications are implemented towards continuous operation.