Training Workshop on Green and Sustainable Technologies

18 Nov 2013 22 Nov 2013
Dr Reena Singh
RETREAT, Gual Pahari ,

In all its activities dedicated to technology innovation, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) consciously builds in comprehensive dimensions that are environment-friendly, natural resource conserving, and people-oriented. It is with such vision, perseverance, and ingenuity that TERI's team has developed a range of technologies in different disciplines and areas of scientific endeavour. From sophisticated research in mycorrhizal technology for sustainable agriculture and microbial biotechnology for remediation of oil spills and other industry created wastelands, to the effective use of mechanical and chemical engineering techniques in developing biomass gasifiers for various applications, or customization of photovoltaic technology for applications that suit the needs of the poorest of the poor- TERI has, quite unobtrusively, over two decades, developed a bank of technologies that carry immense potential to reduce the ecological footprint of development on the country's natural wealth while also generate opportunities for the underprivileged. The talent of diverse groups in TERI was pooled to create workable and viable solutions that are, most importantly, sustainable.

Through this training workshop, TERI has taken the initiative of filling up the existing gap through offering advanced level, training and creating awareness about for various sustainable technologies. Those technologies were included, which are proven for their effectiveness and economic viability. Hence, these are not mere laboratory solutions, but practical innovations that underline the sustainable use of natural resources. They provide a gateway of opportunities for the economic welfare of human society, which must move towards a new paradigm of development.

The aim of this training course was to provide the participants with training in theoretical concepts and experimental protocols in the area of Green and Sustainable Technologies. This training course provided an overview of the specialized technologies in the area of biotechnology, conceptual understanding on energy audit and renewable and decentralized energy solutions, acquaintance on the principles of resource management and waste management, exposure on technologies related to sustainable habitat and green housing and sensitized the participants on various issues related to climate change.

The course is very relevant as it covers the approaches which are cost-effective, sustainable and safe. In recent years there is a growing awareness of health and environmental issues and sustainability has become the keyword whenever discussing economic development, in particular relation to developing countries. The community is becoming more and more conscious of these issues globally, and government policies in industrialized as well as developing countries are increasingly formulated to encourage green and sustainable technologies.

Contact Details

Dr Reena Singh
Centre for Mycorrhizal Research
Biotechnology & Bioresources Division


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