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IIT- Mumbai team wins Rs 1.85 crore prize for CO2 removal

 
IIT- Mumbai team wins Rs 1.85 crore prize for CO2 removal

IIT- Mumbai team wins Rs 1.85 crore prize for CO2 removal


The competition for Elon Musk Foundation XPRIZE Carbon Removal Milestone was attended by students from IIT Bombay. In which Srinath Iyer and his team have been honored with a prize of two and a half lakh dollars or about 1 crore 85 lakh rupees.

IIT's Srinath Iyer (PhD student), Anvesha Banerjee (PhD student), Shrishti Bhamre (BTech + MTech) and Shubham Kumar (Junior Research Fellow-Earth Science) are the only teams in India to have won the award.

IIT- Mumbai team wins Rs 1.85 crore prize for CO2 removal


Out of 195 teams globally, 23 winning teams from ten countries will be awarded. The announcement was made yesterday at the COP-26 Sustainable Innovation Forum in Glasgow. Meanwhile, the award has been given for the last 4 years by the Musk Foundation and Express to researchers in the field of carbon emissions.

IIT- Mumbai team wins Rs 1.85 crore prize for CO2 removal


Professor Arnab Dutta said that the 1.1 degree Celsius rise in the earth's temperature was due to an increase in CO2 levels after industrialization. Some of the major sectors contributing to this are energy, petroleum, steel, fertilizer and cement industries. Our concept is to include CO2 emissions in existing industries to limit its sources, said Professor Arnab Dutta.

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IIT- Mumbai team wins Rs 1.85 crore prize for CO2 removal


Vikram Vishal, a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences and Interdisciplinary Program in Climate Studies (IDPCS) at the institute, said: Such an arrangement has been made.

Union Minister congratulated

Describing the success of Arya Rajagopal, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri says, 'A heart touching incident, Arya Rajagopal has made his father Rajagopal ji and all of us associated with the energy sector of the country proud. This father-daughter duo is an inspiration and role model for New India. My best wishes.


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