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Technical Research Centre for Alternative Energy Materials and Systems

The Technical Research Centre (TRC) at ARCI has been specifically setup with a mission to develop unique, novel and techno-commercially viable technologies in the area of `Alternative Energy Materials and Systems’ relevant to automotive industry and subsequently transfer them to Indian industries. The activities are being carried out at ARCI’s Centres of Excellence at Hyderabad and Chennai. Following areas are identified for the project:

  • Solar energy (CSP, PV),
  • Energy storage (batteries & supercapacitors),
  • Energy efficiency (motors, waste heat recovery, magnetic refrigerator, turbines, thermoelectrics and coatings),
  • Energy conversion (fuel cells) and
  • Electric/hybrid vehicle systems (involving Li-ion batteries & BMS)

The TRC project comprises of various sub-programs broadly classified into two categories:

  1. Those where considerable amount of R&D has already been done by ARCI, placing them at varied levels of maturity to engage the industry in PPP mode immediately or in the very near future; and
  2. Those where some directed basic research leading to application development and subsequently fabrication/building of prototype product, component or systems is foreseen before a transition to PPP mode can be made at an appropriate time during project.
Contact details:
Dr. R. Gopalan (, ARCI-Chennai
Dr. Tata Narasinga Rao (, ARCI-Hyderabad

International Advanced Research Centre
for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI)

Balapur P.O. Hyderabad - 500005, Telangana

Phone: +91-40-24452200/500
Fax: +91-40-24442699/24443167