Professor C.N.R. Rao gets Eni Award for his research on renewables

Published on May 30, 2021 12:11 AM IST

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Bharat Ratna Professor C.N.R. Rao has received International Eni Award 2020 for research into renewable energy sources and energy storage, also called the Energy Frontier award, said Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advances Scientific Research (JNCASR) in a statement.

Eni Award is considered to be the Nobel Prize in Energy Research. It will be presented to him in October 2021 in Rome.

Professor Rao has been working on hydrogen energy as the only energy source for the benefit of mankind. Hydrogen storage, photochemical and electrochemical production of hydrogen, solar production of hydrogen, and non-metallic catalysis were the highlights of his work.

“Rao has been conferred with prestigious Energy Frontiers Award in recognition of his research in renewable energy sources and energy storage,” the statement read.

According to the statement, the award has been conferred for his work on metal oxides, carbon nanotubes, and other materials and two-dimensional systems, including graphene, boron-nitrogen-carbon hybrid materials, and molybdenum sulfide (Molybdenite - MoS2) for energy applications and green hydrogen production.

The award, which has become internationally recognised over the years in energy and environmental research, aims to promote better use of energy sources and encourage new generations of researchers in their work. It bears witness to the importance that Eni places on scientific research and innovation. It includes a cash prize and a specially minted gold medal, according to the statement.

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