Ongoing Projects

Development of intumescent fire retardant (IFR) nano-composites for medium voltage cable sheathing applications

February 28, 2017
| Environment

In this study, polyolefinic nanocomposites of PP/EVA/EPDM, HDPE/EVA/EPDM and LLDPE/HDPE/EVA/EPDM will be developed. The APP used will be grafted with silane based POSS product to improve its hydrophobicity. Nanoclay and MWCNT will also be grafted with POSS after functionalization. These modified nanoparticles will be used along with modified APP to enhance fire retardancy properties. These additives will be optimized for both mechanical properties and fire retardancy characteristics. Compatibilizing additives will also be added to enhance interfacial adhesion.

Ethnobotanical survey for antiulcer drug

February 13, 2017
| Environment
| Microbes
| Farm livelihood
| Agriculture

This project will select the medicinal plants of traditional use on ethno-botanical survey of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh for their biological screening of anti-ulcer activity in experimental animals. This will help find possible anti-ulcer drugs from the indigenous medicinal plants of Northeast.

Role of Natural Gas in India’s Energy Markets

January 31, 2017
| Energy
| Energy Transitions

The main objective of this study is to understand the potential for natural gas in India's energy mix in the future as its role in India's electricity sector. The project aims to identify and quantify hurdles along the entire supply chain; assess solutions from international experiences which can be replicated; analyse the cost economics of using gas in the electricity sector vis-a-vis other fuels and recommend changes that will enable 15% contribution from natural nas in India's energy mix in 2030.

Technical Assistance to the Resource Efficiency Initiative (REI) of the European Union

January 27, 2017
| Resource efficiency
| Resource Efficiency & Security

TERI will contribute to the achievement of the following: An assessment of India's current and future needs for resources and strategies and action plans for resource efficiency are prepared and implemented for key sectors of interest; Partnerships are established between European and Indian businesses and stakeholders on resource efficiency in sectors of interest; awareness is raised on the need for resource efficient approaches in India among key government and non-governmental organisations, business establishments, students, media and the general public through promotion of European Uni

Assessing impact of developmental activities on the lakes of Hyderabad

January 23, 2017
| Water
| Environment

The proposed scope of work for the study includes the following:

A secondary-data-based preliminary baseline assessment of current water use practices in selected water intensive industries (viz. thermal power plants, textile, pulp and paper, and steel industries) in India.

Integrated Modelling Study of Food-Energy-Water-Food nexus in India

January 19, 2017
| Agriculture
| Energy
| Environment
| Energy Transitions

The food-energy-water nexus in India would be examined using scenario analysis using MARKAL and the integrated agricultural water use models. The work would form part of the Sustainable Growth Working Group with the NITI Aayog and other policy think tanks in India. The findings would be disseminated to key government departments.

Clean energy for 1000 households in Jharkhand, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh

January 17, 2017
| Energy Access

The main objectives of this project are to:

- Provide clean cooking and lighting facilities for 1000 households spread over 15-20 rural villages of Jharkhand, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh to address domestic energy issues;

- Conduct local capacity-building programmes for all individual end-users, local technicians and cluster-level energy entrepreneurs; and

- Promote local ownership and entrepreneurship for sustainable operations as well as long-term impact of the project.

Providing clean energy services through IDES to rural communities under the CSR initiative of AIC India Limited

January 17, 2017
| Energy
| Energy Transitions
| Renewable Energy

The project aims to provide clean lighting and cooking solution in different villages in the state of Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and west bengal. The project will be implemented with the help of CSR funding of Agriculture Insurance Corporation of India

Enzymatic degradation of antibiotics and phenolic residues waste components at low concentration in surface waters and industrial wastewater using modified membrane bioreactor

December 21, 2016
| Microbes
| Environment

The rampant usage of drugs has made their occurrence in soil, water, aquatic plants and almost whole of the world acknowledged their presence in natural and artificial systems. Municipal and industrial wastewater contains high amounts of antibiotics or other persistent molecule conjugates and metabolites, which possess high biological activity and threat to the environment and to the living organisms. A main goal of this joint bilateral project is to develop the process for the removal of antibiotics and phenolic residues from the water and wastewater.

Strategies for Designing Sustainable Projects for Livelihood and Income Enhancement of the North Eastern states of India

December 19, 2016
| Environment
| Agriculture
| Farm livelihood
| Land

Despite being endowed with rich natural resources and biodiversity, the overall development trajectory of North Eastern India is far below rest of India. The entire region faces challenges of poor infrastructure, sustained conflict, militarisation and migration.The eight states of NE have not fully succeeded in converting its potential into growth opportunities for the well-being of the people. Hence, it is urgent that adequate steps are taken to break the vicious cycle of underdevelopment, food deficit, poverty, health disparity and regional imbalance.