Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative of 23 countries and the European Union to accelerate the global clean energy innovation. As a part of this initiative, the participating countries have committed to double their government’s clean energy research and development (R&D) investments over five years. I will like to share funding opportunities announced in India, jointly by the Department of Biotechnology and the Department of Science and Technology in the field of Carbon Capture and Sunlight innovation. Areas of research are described in detail on our website. Please feel free to forward it to concerned organizations which may be keen on applying. The site is;
Details regarding the funding announcement are available at:
- Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in Carbon Capture Innovation Challenge (IC#3)jointly by Department of Biotechnology & Department Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI (01 July, 2018- 31 August, 2018) Opens on 01 July 2018
Research priority ares include: Research and improve upon CO2 capture as absorption, adsorption, membrane based; Hybrid model of two technologies; Development of efficient and low cost absorbants for solvent based CO2 absorption;
Enzyme (biomimetic) assisted solvent mediated CO2 capture; membrane based CO2 capture; Sequestration by enhanced oil recovery; Cost economics evaluation and industry evaluation for CO2 capture; carbonates synthesis and dry reforming of CO2;
CO2 value addition to chemicals and value-added products; Electrochemical /Photochemical transformation of CO2.
- Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in Converting Sunlight Innovation Challenge (IC#5)Jointly by Department of Biotechnology & Department Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI (01 July, 2018- 31 August, 2018) Opens on 01 July 2018.
Research priority ares include: Stable, non-toxic, recyclable material as catalyst for water splitting, H2 production and CO2 reduction; electro-catalysts for efficient water oxidation and conversion of CO2 into fuel; photo-catalysts and photoactive materials for solar driven CO2 reduction reactions; engineering of devices for production of energy rich chemicals; Design of bioreactor systems; Photocatalysis; Photoelectrochemical cells; Improved biomass processing operations; Design and large-scale demonstration of cultivation systems; Life-cycle analysis of large-scale cultivation processes; host engineering/strain improvement of micro algae and cyanobacteria; biocatalyst improvement using synthetic biology for Photo-bio electrochemical reduction of CO2; Photo assisted Bio-Hydrogen production.