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MoEFCC Announces R&D Programme to Develop Next Gen Refrigerant Technologies
05 December 2016

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has announced a collaborative R&D programme to develop next generation, sustainable refrigerant technologies as alternatives to ozone depleting HFCs. Created under the aegis of the Ozone Cell of the ministry, the research initiative will be led by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research’s (CSIR) Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad. MoEFCC, along with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), CSIR has decided to create a corpus fund for the research program, with the industry also committing to contribute to the effort. Some of the key players of the initiative include CSIR and its allied institutions; DST; Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences; and key industry players in the sector.

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