Alcoa signs energy MOU

Alcoa has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with India’s Council of Scientific & Industrial Research to collaborate on environmental energy projects.


Alcoa has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with India’s Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) to collaborate on environmental energy projects.



The organisations intend to partner in research projects that address energy efficiency, alternative and renewable energy sources, environmental technologies and multi-material engineered solutions.



The MOU establishes the CSIR/Alcoa Leadership Innovation Council that will steer and support innovations that generate value for both organisations.


Both CSIR and Alcoa will each have four standing members on the council, which will be co-chaired by Dr. Swaminathan Sivaram, Director, National Chemistry Laboratory of CSIR, and Dr. Ashok Nayak, Director, External Innovations & Technology Strategy, Alcoa.



Some of the areas of initial focus include energy innovations to ensure long-term sustainability of operations, environmental innovations that use nanotechnology and biotechnology to convert waste to products, packaging innovations that provide next-generation solutions to customers, and multi-material engineered solutions for a number of markets.