New Delhi, March 31, 2016: Pluss® , a research and innovation company involved in the field of Specialty Polymeric Additives and Phase Change Materials (PCMs) for thermal energy storage is proud to announce the recognisition of Ms. Nidhi Agrawal,Researcher, PCM Group, in the EmTech India – Innovators Under 35 for the year 2016.
Emtech India organized by MIT Technology Review is an iconic platform where technology, business and culture converge. It is an annual event since 1999 and it brings together business leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and change makers who are passionate about addressing major global issues by turning ideas into solutions.
Samit Jain, Managing Director at Pluss said “ It is an extremely proud moment for the entire team at Pluss® where one of our researcher Ms. Nidhi Agrawal has been recognized and selected at EmTech India – Innovators Under 35 . Nidhi and her group are currently working on a building energy efficiency project as part of the Partnership for Advancement of Clean Energy – Research(PACE-R) – a joint project between the US Dept of Energy and DST, India.”
Mr. Jain further added “ Centre for Environment Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad is the India project lead at PACE-R, wherein PCM materials are being incorporated in buildings as additional PCM tiles as well as in part of the cement concrete mix to be able to reduce energy loads during peak hours. This will also enable buildings without active air conditioning to provide more comfortable environments.”
Nidhi Agrawal, Researcher, PCM group said, “I am excited and honored to be recognized at EMtech India 2016. My efforts are to create the right materials for use in energy storage applications. I strongly believe that countries like India can meet their energy demands only through smart use of freely available energy and our materials will enable that.””
The recognition is a boost to the field of distributed Thermal Energy Storage using Phase Change Materials (PCM). Pluss pioneered the development of PCM in India and currently offers an entire range from -33 deg C to +89 deg C. The award recognizes the effort of the entire R&D team towards development of the science of PCMs and creating applications of thermal energy storage across sectors ranging from Medical devices to Building Energy Efficiency or even solar energy storage.
This year MIT partnered with MINT to hold the India Edition of EmTech. The selected eight innovators from India will advance to the Global TR Under 35 competition which in the past has honored brilliant minds such as Mark Zuckerberg, JB Straubel, Larry Page and Sergey Brin among several others.
The jury for this event included acclaimed names from academic institutions, big technology companies and industry bodies. The participants were chosen from very diverse fields including biomedicine, transportation, computing, energy, communications, etc.
Over 2 decades of being into extensive innovation and research, Pluss has been a pioneer in India on advanced Phase Change Materials Technology (PCM). It is proud to be the only Indian company engaged in research and development of PCMs for a wide range temperature requirement with several patents. For Pluss, customers come first and the focus is on creating value for them by designing innovative products and solutions in the field of Speciality Polymers and Phase Change Materials. Pluss PCMs used for providing solutions for energy efficient and reliable temperature controlled storage and transport applications are branded under the registered trademark of savE®. In Nov 2012, the company had an equity infusion from Tata Capital Innovations Fund which enabled Pluss develop new products and enter international markets. Pluss believes in consistent and pragmatic innovations. With its wide spread representative network in USA, Turkey, South East Asia, Russia, Ukraine and South Africa. Pluss® innovative products have seen tremendous growth in the recent years , making its presence felt across the globe.