Green Momentum: IITB’s Hydrogen Showcase Shines at ICONS 2024

8 Mar 2024

The 2024 edition of the IRCC’s Annual CONferences on Emerging ConceptS [ICONS], titled ICONS 2024 Sparks Innovation at IITB Workshop IITB Hydrogen Workshop and dedicated to showcasing the forefront of advancements in India’s Hydrogen economy was a resounding success.

Mr. Lalit Bohra, Joint Secretary of MNRE, graced the occasion as the chief guest, and shared his visionary perspective on the widespread adoption of hydrogen technologies in India.

The two-day event was held on February 16-17 and featured illuminating talks by prominent figures in hydrogen generation, storage, transportation, and application, including industry leaders and academic experts.

Led by Conveners Prof. Pratibha Sharma and Prof. Arnab Datta, the workshop included addresses by distinguished speakers including:

  • Dr. V. K. Saraswat from NITI Aayog
  • Dr. Ashish Lele from NCL Pune
  • Dr. Kanakasabapati Subramanian from Ashok Leyland
  • Dr. Sumon Roy Choudhary from NMRL
  • Dr. Sunita Satyapal from US DoE
  • Dr. Anita Gupta from DST

Industry experts from IOCL, TCE, Adani, Cummins, BPCL, TATA Steel, Reliance, John Cockerill, and others also shared their invaluable experiences in hydrogen production, storage, and utilization.

The exhibition segment featured groundbreaking innovations, ranging from type-4 hydrogen cylinders to hydrogen-based two-wheelers, showcasing IIT Bombay’s leadership in pioneering hydrogen-centric solutions.

The success of ICONS 2024: IITB Hydrogen Workshop not only signifies a remarkable convergence of expertise in hydrogen technologies but also highlights India’s commitment to pioneering sustainable solutions. With visionary insights and groundbreaking innovations showcased in the exhibition, the workshop stands as a pivotal moment in propelling India towards a future built on innovation, excellence, and environmental responsibility. As the ripple effects of this event continue, it reinforces the pivotal role that IIT Bombay plays in steering the nation towards a prosperous and eco-friendly era.