Bhubaneswar: CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology and Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday for enabling collaborative research, technology development and transfer.

This MoU is aimed to catalyse knowledge exchange and translation of ideas from laboratory to industries through intervention of science & technology powered by CSIR-IMMT InTEC (Innovative Technology Enabling Centre) and IMMT-DSIR-CRTDH (Common Research & Technology Development Hub).

The MoU is also aimed to nurture joint research pursuits between both the premier organizations on developing technologies related to sustainable and modernized agricultural methods and innovative products and processes. The works covered under the MoU includes technologies for advanced CO2 sequestration, 3rd generation biofuel production and advanced plasma based postharvest techniques for improved shelf-life, germination and yield.

Prof. Garikapati Narahari Sastry, Director CSIR-IMMT and Prof. Sanjay Kumar Das, Dean College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, OUAT were present in the signing event.