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International Conference on Catalysis for Clean Energy Technologies and Sustainable Development Concludes Successfully

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | April 06, 2024 08:02 PM

CHANDIGARH: The 2 day International Conference on Catalysis for Clean Energy Technologies and Sustainable Development came to a triumphant close today, marking a significant milestone in the pursuit of innovative solutions for a sustainable future. Hosted by by Dr. SSB UICET in collaboration with Catalysis Society of India and Reliance Industries Ltd., the conference brought together more than 250 eminent scholars, researchers, industry professionals, and policymakers from around the globe to exchange ideas, share insights, and foster collaborations in the field of catalysis.

With a focus on leveraging catalytic processes for advancing clean energy initiatives and promoting sustainability, the conference fostered insightful discussions, knowledge exchange, and collaborative endeavors aimed at addressing pressing issues faced by us today.

The valedictory ceremony began with welcome address by Prof. Anupama Sharma, Conference Chair and Chairperson, Dr. SSBUICET. The report of the two day confluence was presented by Prof. Sushil Kansal, Organising secretary, CCETSD-2024.

The valedictory ceremony was graced by the esteemed presence of Prof. Bhola Ram Gurjar, Director of the National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh as the Chief Guest. Prof. Gurjar, a distinguished authority in the realm of leading academicians and researchers who have worked extensively in the domain of urban emissions, air quality, health risk assessment, climate change and environmental sustainability, delivered an enlightening address, emphasizing the pivotal role of catalysis in advancing sustainability efforts worldwide. Prof. Gurjar in his address said that catalysis plays a pivotal role in advancing environmental sustainability by enabling cleaner production processes, enhancing energy efficiency, facilitating renewable energy conversion, and promoting circular economy principles. Thus embracing catalytic solutions is essential for achieving a more sustainable future and mitigating the environmental challenges confronting our planet.

Among the distinguished guests was Dr. Rakshveer Jasra, Senior Vice President of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), who honored the occasion with his esteemed presence. The conference also witnessed the presence of senior scientists from Reliance including Dr. Prakash Kumar, CEO at Adsorption Technologies, Former Astt. Vice President R&D RIL, Dr. Sharad Lande, RIL, Dr. Manmoan Jain, Allied Silica Limited, Dr. Shivanand Pai, BPCL. Throughout the conference, attendees were treated to a series of engaging keynote presentations, panel discussions, and research paper presentations, covering a diverse range of topics spanning catalytic materials, process optimization, renewable energy integration, and environmental sustainability. The conference provided a platform for showcasing cutting-edge research through poster presentations and oral sessions, offering attendees the opportunity to engage with groundbreaking studies and network with peers from around the globe.

As the curtains draw on this remarkable gathering, Dr. Surinder Bhinder, Organising Secretary extend a heartfelt gratitude to all participants, sponsors, partners, volunteers, faculty and staff of UICET whose unwavering support and contributions have made this conference a resounding success.

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