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IIT Bhubaneswar and NeXHS Renewables Forge Partnership for Sustainable Energy Solutions

Bhubaneswar:  The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar and Chennai-based NeXHS Renewables Private Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This collaboration aims to foster innovation and research in the field of renewable energy, focusing on various projects and initiatives that align with the goal of a sustainable future.

The partnership will be bolstered by the ‘Fund for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure (FIST)’ Scheme of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Under this scheme, the School of Infrastructure at IIT Bhubaneswar will establish a Center for Coastal and River Bank Erosion. This center will primarily focus on research related to the morphological aspects of coastal landforms, river bank stability, and issues such as scour and deposition related to offshore structures. NeXHS Renewables will contribute partial funding towards the procurement of necessary equipment for this center.

IIT Bhubaneswar and NeXHS Renewables will work closely to identify areas of mutual interest, form joint research teams, and facilitate the exchange of knowledge and resources. By combining academic expertise with industry insights, this partnership aims to accelerate the development and deployment of scalable renewable energy solutions that meet societal needs and contribute to a sustainable future.

Prof. Shreepad Karmalkar, Director of IIT Bhubaneswar, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “This collaboration represents a significant step towards our efforts to harness the power of renewable energy technologies for a greener and more sustainable future. By leveraging our collective expertise and resources, we aim to drive impactful research and innovation in this critical domain.”

Prof. Sumanta Haldar, Head of the School of Infrastructure at IIT Bhubaneswar, along with Dr. Arindam Sarkar, Dr. T. Jothi Saravanan, and other faculty members, emphasized the extensive cutting-edge research currently being conducted at the center for coastal and river bank erosion.

Sudhansu Bhusan Prusty, MD & CEO of NeXHS Renewables Private Limited, shared his excitement about the partnership, saying, “We are thrilled to collaborate with IIT Bhubaneswar to explore new avenues for cooperation and make significant contributions to the advancement of renewable energy technologies.”

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