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.