Collaborating for Clean Energy Innovation Adoption
Turning sunlight, carbon dioxide from air, and water directly into clean liquid fuel could be a game changer for the climate. We hope to show how this cutting-edge technology can move from the lab to households in a country whose approach to climate change will be crucial to meeting global goals to limit temperature rise.
Climate change is an inherently multidisciplinary challenge. The reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions requires scientific innovation; however, the adoption of these innovations at scale is not possible without the policy framework and design that incentivizes and encourages consumers to choose clean energy sources over the alternatives. This project brings together Daniel Nocera’s clean energy innovation, the “bionic leaf,” with Rohini Pande’s policy and economic research to inform the adoption of the clean energy generated by the bionic leaf in India. The collaboration will not only set the stage for the successful introduction and scaling of the bionic leaf technology in India but will also inform approaches to accelerate the adoption of related GHG-reducing innovations in the future
Partner Affiliations in India
IFMR LEAD: Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) Leveraging Evidence for Access and Development (LEAD)
Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai