GUWAHATI, Dec 3 - The Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU) is organising the first ‘International Conference on Renewable and Alternate Energy (ICRAE-2018)’ at the NEDFi Convention Centre here from tomorrow.
The three-day conference seeks to disseminate and network on renewable and ‘alternate energy’ research with special emphasis on the subjects with emerging research interests such as bio-fuel, bio-energy, fuel technologies, waste-to-energy conversions, climate change, etc.
“ICRAE-2018 provides a platform for researchers and specialists across the globe to formulate a roadmap for renewable and ‘alternate energy’ technology-based sustainable development. The main topics to be covered at the conference are: advanced and conventional bio-fuels, bio-energy, biomass conversion technologies, solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, fusion energy, fuel technologies, waste-to-energy conversion, waste management, environmental compliances, energy-environment & climate change, energy for sustainable future, energy conservation & management, integrated/hybrid energy systems, ‘alternate energy’ resources and all other renewable energy technologies,” a statement issued by the organisers said.
Scientists, faculty members and young researchers from technical institutions of the country and abroad will present over a hundred different research articles on the relevant fields of energy at the conference.
There will be altogether ten technical sessions and scientists, academicians and distinguished experts from IITs, NITs, Central and State universities and other reputed institutions of the country will deliver keynote speeches on various topics of renewable energy.
Dr Dhiraj Bora, Vice Chancellor, Assam Science and Technology University, will welcome the participants and delegates at the inaugural ceremony to be held at 10 am. Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy Resource Institute (TERI), New Delhi will be present as the chief guest, while BJ Phukan, Director (Technical) of Numaligarh Refinery Limited, will be the guest of honour.