Mandate

To develop new indigenous technologies for the production, separation and storage of hydrogen as part of the clean energy initiatives. 

 

About Us

The Coal to Hydrogen Energy for Sustainable Solutions (CHESS) research group focuses on the development of new materials that are technologically scalable and industrially viable through clean and environmentally friendly processes. In addition, the CHESS group works on multidisciplinary energy storage applications such as hydrogen fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors and sensors. Together with these, production of hydrogen through wastewater treatment, biomass valorisation and sludge processing are also being explored. The CHESS group works in the following areas:

  • Electrolyser Development

  • Fuel Cell Fabrication

  • High Pressure Composite Cylinders

  • Membrane Separation for Gases 

  • Coal to Chemicals 

  • CO2 to Chemicals 

  • Biomass to Fuels

  • Gas adsorbents and adsorbents for oil-water separation

 

Our Expertise

  • Development of functional nanomaterials for applications in electrocatalysis, energy storage, membrane separation, wastewater treatment.

  • Design and synthesis of catalysts for conversion of coal to chemicals, CO2 to chemicals, biomass to fuels etc…

  • Preparation of electrode materials with new material combinations and functionalities for batteries, supercapacitors and redox flow systems.

  • Fabrication of membranes for separation of gases e.g., H2, CO2, H2S, N2, CH4, etc.

  • Design and fabrication of new composite materials for high pressure hydrogen storage cylinders.

  • Development of new materials for gas sensing applications e.g., H2, CH4, CO, etc…

  • Development of novel materials for gas adsorption and oil-water separation applications.

  • New technologies and processes for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Applications.

  • Fuel Cell Fabrication

  • High Pressure Composite Cylinders

  • Membrane Separation for Gases 

  • Coal to Chemicals 

  • CO2 to Chemicals 

  • Biomass to Fuels

  • Gas adsorbents and adsorbents for oil-water separation


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Head of the Research Group
Dr. M. S. Santosh

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Sr. Scientist & HORG E-mail : santoshms[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, santoshgulwadi[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : +91-9480793007 (M)
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Coal to Hydrogen Energy for Sustainable Solutions
Dr. Vikram Singh Scientist E-mail : vikramsingh[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, vikku[dot]010[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : 9452369265 (M)
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Dr.(Smt.) Arti Sahu Scientist E-mail : vikramsingh[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, vikku[dot]010[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : 8090171360 (M)
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Mr. Ravi Narayan Senapati Sr. Technical Officer (1) E-mail : rnsenapati_1976[at]yahoo[dot]com, rsenapati[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in
Phone : +91-9939698433(M)
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Mr. Ritu Raj Raman Technical Officer E-mail : riturajraman[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, ramanrajritu[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : +91 98299 96859 (M), +91 326 2388212 (O), Fax +91 326 2381560 / 2381113
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Major Facilities
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Probe Sonicator

Dead end and Cross-flow filtration units

Film Applicator

Gas separation unit (Procurement in process)

Electrochemical Workstation (Procurement in process)

Furnace (Procurement in process)

Oven 

Other Instruments are also in the process of procurement

 

 
 

 

SL.NO.  Projects Sponsor
1 Membrane-based Separation of Hydrogen from Coal Derived Syngas: A Near-term opportunity for Scale-up and Commercialization CSIR – CIMFR
2 Coal derived Syngas for Green Energy CSIR – CIMFR
3 Development of Advanced Composite Pressure Vessels for Hydrogen Storage

DST

Mission Innovation Call (ERA-NET)

 
4 Hydrogen Powered Desalination System using Recycled Aluminum: A Novel Process to Extract Potable Freshwater from Seawater DST

 

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