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Webinar Series: GH2Fuels Expert Talk 3

Next in the Webinar Series for Expert talk on Green Hydrogen (GH2Fuels) we bring to you Mr. Shirish S Garud from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India and Dr. Joydev Manna from National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), India.


Talk 1 (10:00 - 10:45 CEST):

Mr. Shirish S Garud is currently a senior fellow and Director for the Renewable Energy Technology division at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India. He has over two decades of experience in the renewable energy sector and is a well-known specialist in renewable energy technologies, energy planning and renewable energy policy studies. He has rich experience in solar and wind resource assessment, technology development and deployment. Some of his major assignments include development of vacuum tube collectors, development of solar parabolic trough collectors, designing of solar power plants, designing and implementation of one of the world's largest solar water heating system of 120 m3 day capacity for fertilizer industry. He has also worked on solar PV technologies and island electrification projects using solar PV technology. Mr Garud is an acknowledged and certified trainer and expert on RETScreen software, developed for renewable energy project feasibility studies and has also contributed towards major policy initiatives in India including the development of REC (Renewable Energy Certificate) mechanism. His current research interests include hydrogen economy, solar biomass hybrid drying systems for rural areas, and micro grids for rural applications. 

Talk Title: Green Hydrogen Economy for India


Talk 2 (10:45 - 11:30 CEST)

Dr. Joydev Manna is Senior Scientist at Hydrogen Energy Division of National Institute of Solar Energy, which is an autonomous institute under Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India. He has obtained his masters’ degree in Energy Science & Engineering and Ph.D. in Hydrogen Storage from IIT Bombay in 2015. Dr. Manna has done three postdoctoral fellowships at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, University of Quebec, Canada and IIT Madras for 3 consecutive years. He is working in the field of hydrogen production and storage materials for around 10 years. He has published around 20 papers in international journals, one book chapter and 1 patent.

Talk Title: Opportunities for green hydrogen production in petroleum refineries and ammonia synthesis industries in India