Indorama Ventures Center for Clean Energy

Indorama Ventures Center for Clean Energy at Plaksha is one of the first interdisciplinary centers at Plaksha with an objective to lead clean energy transition through education and research. The center aims to play at the intersection of energy and digitalization to enable scalable, sustainable and affordable deployment of energy solutions and develop industry relevant professionals and entrepreneurs. It is guided by a diverse executive council of global eminence and advisors from academia, industry, think tanks, DFIs and entrepreneurs.

Our Vision & Mission

Vision: Envisioning a future where India's energy sector is characterized by decarbonization, self-reliance, and grid security, providing clean and secure energy to all.


Mission: To support India's transition to a net zero-carbon, self-reliant, and energy-secure future and contribute to the global effort in reducing carbon emissions through interdisciplinary research, industry and government partnerships, and public awareness campaigns on clean energy.

Overview

  • About Us
  • Indorama Ventures
  • Research Areas
  • Current Research Focus
About Us

The Indorama Ventures Center for Clean Energy at Plaksha University is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to leading the transition to clean energy through education and research. We strive to play a vital role at the intersection of energy and digitalization, with the aim of enabling scalable, sustainable, and affordable deployment of energy solutions. Our goal is to develop industry-relevant professionals and entrepreneurs capable of contributing significantly to the clean energy drive.

 

The center is guided by a committee of distinguished global leaders and advisors from academia, industry, think tanks, development and finance institutions, and entrepreneurs. This diverse group of experts provides invaluable guidance and support to our research efforts and helps ensure that our work is aligned with the needs of the industry and the broader community.

 

At the center, we are committed to driving positive change through innovative research and education. We believe that by bringing together experts from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, we can make significant progress towards a more sustainable future.


Indorama Ventures

Indorama Ventures is helping Plaksha University set up the Center for Clean Energy. The Indorama Ventures Center for Clean Energy is an effort by Plaksha University to make India self-reliant in terms of energy while ensuring grid security, quality, and reliability of power supply.

 

Indorama Ventures recognize the risks of climate change and are committed to taking action. They are exploring a diversified portfolio of solutions to drive innovation to decarbonize the carbon footprint in their operations and value chain. We welcome Indorama Ventures PCL as a founding partner to the Plaksha family.

Research Areas

The Indorama Ventures Center for Clean Energy is exploring the following areas to drive progress in the field of clean energy:

 

Renewable Energy: The focus of this area is on the research and development of new and innovative renewable energy technologies, including solar, wind, and hydropower. This research aims to contribute to a cleaner energy future and increase the use of renewable sources of energy. The scope of work includes technical assessments, cost-benefit analyses, and the identification of best practices for the deployment of renewable energy technologies.

 Energy Storage and Grid Modernization: This area is concerned with finding solutions for energy storage and the modernization of the electrical grid to better integrate renewable energy sources. Research in this area focuses on the development of advanced storage systems, grid management and control, and the optimization of grid operations.

 Policies and Economics: The center is currently working on end-use efficiency in energy consumption, including in areas such as smart and efficient buildings, appliances, and public utilities. This includes the development and deployment of energy-efficient technologies and solutions, as well as the identification of best practices for energy conservation.

 End-Use Efficiency: This area focuses on the investigation of end-use efficiency in energy consumption, including in areas such as smart and efficient buildings, appliances, and transportation. The scope of work includes the development of energy-efficient technologies and solutions, as well as the identification of best practices for energy conservation.

 Environmental Impact: The goal of this area is to study the environmental impact of energy production and consumption and to develop solutions to minimize this impact while promoting sustainable energy solutions. The scope of work includes the evaluation of the environmental impact of energy production, the development of low-carbon energy solutions, and the identification of best practices for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

 

These research areas form the cornerstone of the Center's mission to lead the clean energy transition through education and research. The Center is dedicated to making a positive impact and driving progress towards a sustainable future.

Current Research Focus
1) Building Energy Efficiency: Design and Operations

2)   Study and Mitigation of Urban Heat Island
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Team

Events

ConfAI: Mar 22-24

Session on AI for Clean Energy

23 March, 4-5:30 PM


One-day workshop on ECBC


Seminar series - Building Physics


Building Energy Simulation Workshop


Careers

Join Our Team of Inter-disciplinary Researchers and Faculty!
Indorama Ventures Center for Clean Energy is seeking talented individuals to join our team of inter-disciplinary researchers and faculty dedicated to advancing the transition to clean energy. Our mission is to drive cutting-edge research and development, and we are looking for individuals with a passion for energy and sustainability to join us in this effort.
As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of experts from a variety of disciplines, including engineering, economics, environmental science, and policy. Together, we are dedicated to finding innovative solutions to the energy challenges facing society today.
We have a number of exciting opportunities available for individuals with expertise in the following areas:

  • Building Physics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Behavioural Sciences
  • Planning and Policymaking

In the above areas, we are looking for team members in the following roles:

  • Faculty
  • Research Scientis
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • PhD scholar
  • Research Fellow
  • Program Manager
  • Interns

Join our team and be a part of a community of passionate individuals dedicated to advancing the transition to clean energy. If you have a background in the areas mentioned, and are interested in contributing to cutting-edge research, we encourage you to apply


Giving

At the Indorama Ventures Center for Clean Energy, we are dedicated to advancing the field of clean energy through cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. Our team is committed to exploring the latest technologies and advancements in this crucial area, with the goal of reducing our dependence on traditional energy sources and promoting a more sustainable future.

We are seeking support from individuals and organizations who share our vision and mission. Whether through financial contributions, in-kind support, or other forms of engagement, your support will play a vital role in our efforts to drive progress and create positive change.

We invite you to join us in our mission and be part of India's journey to a self-reliant, zero carbon and energy-secured future. Your generosity will help us continue to push the boundaries of what is possible and bring us one step closer to a carbon neutral world. Kindly get in touch with us to know more about giving to the Indorama Ventures Center for Clean Energy.

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