Green Shipping is a collaborative programme launched by TERI to assist the National Centre of Excellence in Green Ports and Shipping (NCoEGPS) set up by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW), Government of India to undertake innovative research on commercially viable biofuel and biochemical technological solutions as well as the energy saving and renewable energy solutions specific to the ports and ships. The program undertakes cutting edge research around development and demonstration of sustainable and cleaner fuel technologies and chemicals. It also undertakes integrated sustainability assessment frameworks and life cycle tools for evaluating benefits from energy transitions and resource efficient circular economy practices in agriculture, shipping, automotive, packaging, steel, key sectors.
National Centre of Excellence on Green Ports and Shipping
The National Centre of Excellence on Green Ports and Shipping (NCoEGPS) is a unique partnership between the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW), Government of India, and The Energy and Resource Institute that was constituted in November 2022. The Centre is supported by major ports in India including (i) Cochin Shipyard Limited (ii) Deendayal Port Authority (iii) Paradip Port Authority (iv) V.O. Chidambaranar Port Authority. The Centre undertakes various research around policy and regulation supporting green ports, green shipping and blue economy, alternate technologies and DPRs that will foster carbon neutrality and circular economy (CE) in shipping sector in India.
The Centre will carry out activities aimed at education, applied research and technology development with focus on energy management, emission management and sustainable maritime operations. The activities to be undertaken by the NCoEGPS will help the decision makers at national and sub-national level with framework to implement sustainability measures through electrification of operations, as well as adoption and use of renewable energy, biofuels and green infrastructure.