CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL) in New Delhi, India, serving as the country’s National Measurement Institute (NMI), hosted a two-day international conference on Advanced Materials Challenges and Standardization for Net Zero Technologies. Ready to host a workshop. From 9 to 10 October 2023.
The event comes at an important time as climate change remains a global concern. In response, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has called for global greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced to net zero by 2050. The aim of the workshop is to facilitate discussions among national and international experts and researchers on advanced materials, technologies, and key standards. To achieve this net zero goal to address the challenges posed by global climate change.
Eminent scientists and researchers from around the world are participating in the workshop, sharing their insights and expertise in various domains, including energy production, materials for energy storage, energy-saving technologies, and Includes materials contributing to a circular economy for sustainable development.
The function started with a warm welcome by Prof. Venugopal Achanta, Director, CSIR-NPL. Prof. Achanta highlighted the important role played by CSIR labs in the development of innovative materials and technologies required to achieve the net zero goal. He also noted that the workshop will be followed by VAMAS Steering Committee Meeting -48, scheduled from 11 to 12 October 2023 at CSIR-NPL.
Following Professor Achanta’s opening address, Professor Fernando Castro, VAMAS Chair from NPL-UK, addressed the audience, highlighting the Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards (VAMAS) and innovative materials to support global trade. highlighted its role in standardization. Professor Castro emphasized the urgent need for net zero technologies to combat the devastating effects of climate change. He stressed the importance of materials metrology, accurate measurement and the need for standards organizations to establish guidelines for new materials.
The chief guest of the function, DSIR Secretary and CSIR Director General, Dr. N. Kaliselvi, while addressing the gathering, emphasized the need for innovative materials for Net Zero technologies. He called for collective efforts to develop innovative materials and technologies for energy generation and storage. Dr Kaliselvi stressed the importance of achieving net zero emissions for sustainable development and said it should be a global mandate.
He acknowledged the challenges associated with modern materials and urged participants to see them as opportunities to shape the future through time-based processes. Dr. Kaliselvi emphasized the importance of careful consideration and collective action in protecting Mother Nature. He also highlighted the role of CSIR-NPL in standardization and development of innovative materials and technologies to achieve net zero emissions.
The event featured technical sessions focusing on materials for energy production, energy storage and carbon capture, with leading speakers from various countries sharing their research contributions and efforts towards net zero. Advanced materials and technologies had to be developed to achieve the emission.
First Published: 09 Oct 2023, 21:56 IST