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INDO-US JOINT CLEAN ENERGY
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Recognizing the need to address climate change, ensure mutual energy security, and build a clean energy economy that drives investment, job creation, and economic growth; Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama launched the U.S.-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE) under the U.S.-India Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation on Energy Security, Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy and Climate Change. This MoU was signed on November 24, 2009 during Prime Minister Singh's visit to the United States.

As a priority initiative under the PACE umbrella, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Government of India signed an agreement to establish the Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center (JCERDC) on November 4, 2010 during President Obama's head of state visit to India. The JCERDC is designed to promote clean energy innovation by teams of scientists and engineers from India and the United States. The three priority areas covered under the Indo-U.S. JCERDC are:
  • Solar Energy
  • Second Generation Biofuels
  • Energy Efficiency of Buildings

OBJECTIVES

The overall aim of the JCERDC is to facilitate joint research and development on clean energy to improve energy access and promote low-carbon growth. To achieve this objective, the Indo-US JCERDC supports multi-institutional network projects using a public-private partnership model of funding.

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

The program is coordinated by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and administered through the binational Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF).

THE AWARDEES...

After an intensive multi-level review and evaluation process, the following three consortia were selected for award on 16th April 2012:
Area Title of the Project Lead Partner (India) Lead Partner (USA)
Solar Energy Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States (SERIIUS)
www.seriius.org
Indian Institute of Science-Bangalore

Lead PI: KamanioChattopadhyay
kamanio@materials.iisc.ernet.in
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Lead PI: Lawrence Kazmerski kaz@nrel.gov
Second Generation Biofuels US-India consortium for development of sustainable advanced lignocellulosic biofuel systems Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad

Lead PI: Ahmed Kamal
ahmedkamal@iict.res.in
University of Florida

Lead PI: PratapPullammanappallil pcpratap@ufl.edu
Energy Efficiency of Buildings United States-India Joint Center for Building Energy Research and Development
www.cberd.org
CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Lead PI: N. K. Bansal
nkbansal43@gmail.com
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lead PI: Ashok Gadgil AJGadgil@lbl.gov
USEFUL LINKS
JCERDC IN PICTURES
JCERDC
DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS
  1. Setting the Pace: JCERDC Progress Report March 2014
  2. Setting the Pace: JCERDC Progress Report September 2012
  3. U.S.-India Partnership To Advance Clean Energy (PACE): A Progress Report
  4. Indo-U.S. S&T Agreement