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Government of India
Ministry of Science & Technology
30-December-2010 15:36 IST
Setting up of JCERDC with US
An agreement has been signed between United States (US) Department of Energy and Government of India on 4th November 2010 for setting up of an Indo-US Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Centre (JCERDC) to Enhance Cooperation on Energy Security, Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy, and Climate Change. The goal for the Centre is to spur truly collaborative Research and Development (R & D) between US and Indian Researchers on potentially breakthrough clean energy technologies.

Indian and US governments have committed $5 million per year for five years (subject to yearly appropriations) for the Center and the consortia will match the government funding with their own funds. Under this arrangement, both the governments have agreed to invite the proposals through a joint India - US Funding Opportunity Announcement in the three priority areas of building efficiency, solar energy, and advanced biofuels.