Compendium on Energy Storage and Conservation Materials

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MECSP (Materials for Energy Conservation and Storage Platform) is a theme-based project that supports research and development throughout the entire spectrum of energy conservation and storage technologies, from early-stage research to technology development.

Innovations in materials, systems, and scalable technologies to increase resource efficiency. The goal of this appeal is to establish and contribute to a national “materials for energy network” that incorporates all of the successful centres as well as groups outside of the centres involved in energy materials research, development, and demonstration programmes.

Energy Storage Platform on Batteries and Supercapacitors, as well as two centres For the past five years, the Energy Storage Platform on Hydrogen, has been sponsored.

DST – IIT Delhi Energy Storage Platform on Batteries


  • Create next-generation materials and scalable energy storage technology centred on India.
  • Material research on doped-carbonaceous materials
  • Create a low-cost, high-efficiency hybrid organic-inorganic membrane.
  • Create a human resource pool by educating people about electrochemical storage technology.
  • Make connections with businesses and other institutions (both national and international) that have comparable skills.
  • Disseminate knowledge to industry and academia through short courses and workshops.

Expected Outcome and Deliverables

  •  Graphene and carbon-modified materials
  •  Mixed-metal oxides, transition metal oxides, and perovskites; and 
  •  organic-inorganic hybrid materials.
  •  Molecular and kinetic simulation, as well as device modelling

DST- IIT Bombay Energy Storage Platform on Hydrogen


The centre’s goal is to become the country’s leading focal point for materials and systems research, prototype demonstration, technological development, incubation of creative ideas, industrial interactions, collaborations, personnel development, and information dissemination in the field of hydrogen.

Expected Outcome and Deliverables

  •  Synthesis and characterization of innovative high-capacity hydrogen storage materials.
  •  Create low-cost materials that can be mass-produced in vast quantities. Furthermore, the synthesis method should be industrially scalable. The materials should be as reliant on crucial imports as possible, which involves limiting the usage of pure rare-earth metals.
  •  The creation of a facility for large-scale materials synthesis in hundreds of kg batches, with a 10kg per batch facility.
  •  Optimization methodologies for reducing the number of simulations and modelling tests required in building an MH-based system while taking heat and mass transport into account.
  • generation, as well as employing the reactor for applications like as cooling, heating, thermal storage, and compressors.
  •  Research into the technical, economic, and scalability concerns of the produced applications.
  • Development of a novel reactor containing approximately 100 kg of MH with improved heat transfer techniques for increasing reaction rates and lowering reaction temperatures, as well as fabrication of metal hydride reactors of various capacities while taking heat and mass transfer aspects into account.
  •  Design and development of MH reactors with cooling and heating capacities of 5 kW.
  •  Evaluating the performance of an integrated MH-based thermal storage and cooling system and a compressor-driven MH cooling system under a variety of operating situations.
  •  Construction and testing of an MH reactor for the purification of 1 kilogram of hydrogen for industrial use.
  •  To create a metal hydride thermal hydrogen compressor capable of compressing hydrogen from 10 bar to 200 bar at a heat source temperature of 150°C.

DST – IISc Energy Storage Platform on Supercapacitors And Power Dense Devices


  • Develop national-level expertise in energy storage technologies to meet the nation’s immediate energy storage demands.
  •  Advance the state-of-the-art in energy storage by developing novel energy storage technologies with the potential to establish India as an energy storage leader.
  •  Accelerate the development of energy storage devices through collaborative and synergistic research with active industry contact.
  •  Establish a cutting-edge national facility for academic research.

Expected Outcome and Deliverables

One key goal of the energy storage platform would be to establish national-level expertise in energy storage technologies to meet the nation’s immediate energy storage demands.

The goal of this study is to identify technologically and economically viable energy storage technologies for India’s electric grid and electric mobility.

Furthermore, it anticipates enhancing the state-of-the-art in energy storage through the development of novel energy storage technologies, contributing to India’s position as a leader in energy storage technology.

DST – NFTDC Centre For Materials & Energy Storage Platform on Hydrogen  


To conduct state-of-the-art research in the areas of SOFC, H2 Storage and Metal – Hydride sorption cooling. Design, develop and fabricate cost-effective process equipment for materials synthesis and manufacture of devices.

Conduct research in the development of novel materials as composites, graded materials, mixtures, materials + catalysts around the well–proven base material.

Expected Outcome and Deliverables

  •  Cost-effective development of 1 – 1.5 mm thick Ni foam with an area of 100 x 100 mm, with the process scaled up to generate hundreds of similar foams. (Ni foams are now highly expensive and imported); SS powder-based porous supports and scale up
  •  In-house procedures were repeated to generate anode (NiO), electrolyte (GDC), LSCF (Cathode), and YSZ (interlayer) at the 5-kilogram level.
  •  Modification of the plasma gun to allow for both powder and solution spray.
  •  Repeated cell manufacture (50mm and 80/100 mm) with all layers
  •  Interconnect passage simulation for effective gas use 
  •  Completion of Stack level sealing (leak tightness against thermal cycling)
  •  Reformation Kit: BioSyn Gas (IISc) and CNG (NFTDC) 
  •  System integration with reformation kits 
  •  Reformation Kit: BioSyn Gas (IISc) and CNG (NFTDC) 
  •  System integration with reformation kits 
  •  Long-term testing: 100 and 1000 cycles; 
  •  Degradation analysis after 100 and 1000 cycles

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