IIT-ISM to set up hydrogen  extraction pilot plant

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IIT-ISM to set up hydrogen  extraction pilot plant

Saturday, 06 August 2022 | Pankaj Kumar | Dhanbad

The IIT-ISM is to set up a hydrogen extraction pilot plant  in cooperation with IOC and other industrial associates as it has been identified as fuel of the future.

Institute director Prof Rajeev Shekhar while interacting with media here today said that a two tone coal gasification plant is to be set up at  Nirsa on 67 acres of land provided by the state government.

The main motive is to extract hydrogen besides capturing carbon dioxide. The plant is to be based on coal gasification technology and the facility would  help in future research on two issues, he said .

The institute would also set up an artificial coal mine with different features of mining automation for study and research purposes, he said.

The director expressed concern over  negative perception about the town in general and institute in particular as it's still is considered to be institute of mining engineering though in last six years since become IIT has made several changes in its courses, initiated research projects, has set up state of art labs   besides development in other fields too, said the director.

Prof Shekhar said,"The film based on 'Waseypur gangs' is one of the causes of negative perception'. Giving details  director said that the institute is so working  on dousing of  mines fire in cooperation with BCCL and CMPDIL.

He also discusses student teachers ratio besides strength of female students and staff in institute and said that attempts are on improve ration on both fronts stating that the  students factory ratio at present is 20 against standard of 15 in  other IITs.

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