Ongoing Projects

Study on assessment of environment and economic impacts of use of washed coal for power generation

February 17, 2020

The objectives of this project are to: (1) Understand the status of coal washing in India for non-coking coal; and (2) Assess environmental and economic impact on coal washing, transportation, power plant and any other area which is affected directly or indirectly.

Study on sustainable space heating solutions in buildings in Himalayan region

February 6, 2020
| Buildings

Global warming is causing a rapid rise in temperature in certain high-altitude zones, which include the Indian Himalayan region (IHR). Glacier melting in Himalayas will affect freshwater flows and have an adverse impact on biodiversity as well as human settlements and their livelihoods.

Exploiting beneficial algal-microbial interactions to increase cultivation yield

February 4, 2020
| Agriculture

The main objectives of the project are: (1) Optimize nutrients supply strategies in algae bacterial culture; (2) Enhance crop protection and stability using biological control; (3) Develop predictive, quantitative model to extrapolate from short-term bench scale experiments to temporal and spatial scales relevant to the biofuel industry; (4) Demonstration and validation of model in pilot scale cultivation systems.  

Case study on electric city buses

February 3, 2020
| Energy

The study will cover the various segments pertaining to electric bus implementation in Kolkata; implementation challenges, impact on ridership, operational and charging cost, comparison with conventional buses etc. It will also include the impact on job creation due to these electric buses, and also analyse the reduction in air pollution.

Creating Pan Himalayan Network for Climate Change Journalism

February 1, 2020
| Climate
| Environment

The project will create a Pan Himalayan Network for Climate Change Journalism. This will be done by creating a virtual infrastructure for imparting necessary training and essential skills to community media practitioners, local journalists and environmental activists located in the Himalayan Region, which is one of the epicentres for large-scale environmental degradation and adverse impact of climate change. The project will also involve capacity-building of 40 trainees, in two consecutive batches, over a period of 18 months.

Decarbonisation of iron and steel sectors

January 30, 2020
| Energy

TERI suggests that it is possible to put the steel sector on a pathway to reduce emissions to near zero levels soon after 2050, making India the first country to industrialise while decarbonising its steel production.

Engagement of consultancy service to carry out assessment study of biofuel, biodiesel, ethanol and CBG in Northeast Region of India

January 22, 2020
| Renewable Energy

The overall objective of the proposed study to investigate the potential of different types of biomass in the North Eastern (NE) states of India.

Water quality improvement of Dighalipukhuri, Guwahati

January 20, 2020
| Water
| Microbes

Physical examination of the Dighalipukhuri pond revealed trophic stratification and aquatic life including fishes. Realising the historical importance of the pond and aesthetics facilitation it was decided that natural remedial process would be helpful.

Certificate course in "Sustain and Enhance Technical Knowledge in Solar Energy Systems" at Guwahati, Assam under GSDP during the financial year 2019-20

January 15, 2020
| Environment

The objectives of this project are to: (1) provide training to 30 participants on solar energy systems to enhance their technical skills; (2) set up an 1 kW solar photovoltaic (SPV) power plant for demonstration and practical training; (3) create linkages of participants with solar energy vendors/agencies to enhance employability.