Nidhi Agrawal recognised at the EmTech India


New Delhi, April 1st, 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, Pluss®, Advance Technology Pvt Ltd 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.”

Ms. Nidhi Agrawal, Researcher, PCM Group, Pluss®, Advance Technology Pvt Ltd 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.


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