Energy Storage Platform on Batteries (ESPOB)



"The collaborative platform provided by the centre would bring best minds together and is expected to lead to research and technology outputs of immense value for clean energy driven growth. This would also accelerate innovation in clean energy domain for cost effective, reliable and robust solutions"

Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests and Climate Change- Government of India

"Accelerated discovery of energy materials has the potential to make clean energy harnessing more efficient and affordable. The centre would develop materials which can address the issues of variability and uncertainty intrinsic to clean energy sources and provide research led disruptive solution"

Prof. Ashutosh Sharma
Secretary to the Government of India,
Department of Science and Technology

"ESPOB presents an exciting opportunity for researchers engaged in different aspects of electrochemical energy storage to work together. Such an interdisciplinary approach is required to provide sustainable solutions for meeting the ever-growing energy requirements of the nation. IIT Delhi is privileged to host this centre as the nucleating site for providing a leadership role in renewable energy storage research and implementation."

Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao
Director, IIT Delhi

"Materials for Energy Conservation and Storage Platform (MECSP), a theme based initiative by DST to support feasibility assessment of fresh idea/concepts including various emerging and disruptive materials technologies for potential use in energy storage devices. This brings investigators engaged previously in different DST, SERB and Ministries projects to work together to deliver solutions for energy conservation and storage."

Prof. Suddhasatwa Basu
Project Coordinator

"Looking at India’s ambitious timeline on renewable energy, it is imperative that efficient and cost effective storage system is the only answer to tackle its intermittency. The focus of DST-IITD Energy Storage Platform on Batteries (ESPOB) at IIT Delhi is to develop various electrochemical devices by bring together the expertise of the consortium partners of the top organizations to work together and address challenges of the electrochemical technologies for renewable energy storage."

Prof. Anil Verma
Department of Chemical Engineering
Principal Investigator (PI) and Administrator