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English Español ExxonMobil expands low-emissions technology research with universities in India

Research agreements focus on biofuels, gas conversion and industrial sector emissions reduction.



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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Pablo Plaza

ExxonMobil has signed agreements with the Indian Institute of Technology locations in Madras and Bombay, further expanding its extensive portfolio of research collaboration with India’s universities.

The five-year agreements focus on progressing research in biofuels and bio-products, gas transport and conversion, climate and environment, and low-emissions technologies for the power and industrial sectors. The agreements will partner the institutes’ areas of expertise with ExxonMobil’s research.

These collaborations are recent additions to a series of partnerships ExxonMobil has established to progress innovative, lower-emissions research programs with more than 80 universities, five energy centers and multiple private sector partners. The company has spent $10 billion since 2000 developing and deploying lower-emissions energy solutions.

“These agreements will give us a better understanding of how to progress and apply technologies in India, and develop breakthrough lower-emissions solutions that can make a difference globally,” said Vijay Swarup, vice president of research and development at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company.

"IIT Madras is committed to providing sustainable solutions in the energy, chemicals and waste management sectors, and I am confident about our collaboration with ExxonMobil to achieve these goals," said Professor Ravindra Gettu, dean of industrial consultancy and sponsored research of IIT Madras.

“IIT Bombay values its relationship with ExxonMobil and the cause associated with it,” said Professor Milind Atrey, dean of research and development at IIT Bombay. “We are sure that this relationship will be long lasting and yield fruitful results.”

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