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New Delhi, December 3, 2020: Engineers India Limited (EIL) and CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for development and commercialization of Technologies. The MoU was signed by Prof. Ashwini Kumar Nangia, Director CSIR-NCL and Shri Suresh C. Gupta, CGM and Head, R&D Division, EIL on 10th November, 2020. Subsequently, the MoA was signed on 26th November, 2020 through video conference in the presence of Ms. Vartika Shukla, Director (Technical), EIL.

This agreement paves the way for rapid development of the following technologies integral to the emerging methanol economy:

1. Development of technology for conversion of Methanol to Di-Methyl Ether (DME)
2. Development of technology for Methanol Synthesis from Syn gas
3. Development of Adsorbents / Catalyst for Coal based Syn gas

With Di-methyl Ether (DME) emerging as a new sustainable alternative and potential blend for LPG, this synergy between the catalysis & chemicals expertise of CSIR-NCL and the engineering prowess of EIL will lead to a significant reduction in the nation’s LPG/Crude bill and bolster the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative.

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