Demonstrating the use of nuclear technology for wildlife conservation, an international project was launched recently in South Africa that aims to drastically reduce the scourge of rhinoceros poaching by introducing radioisotopes into the horn of rhinos.
India is taking various initiatives towards greater use of hydrogen in its energy mix and for the development of the country’s green hydrogen ecosystem.
India’s premier nuclear research institution, the state-run Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai, has developed various technologies for recycling of electronic waste (e-waste) and is currently making efforts to transfer this technology to the Indian e-waste processsing industry that for the major part continues to be in the hands of unorganised sector players.
As the Covid-hit world steps into 2021, while the pandemic has been raging for nine previous months, the nuclear industry is displaying a change in mindset in favour of small modular reactors (SMRs) for the production of clean and reliable energy to help combat the urgent threat climate change.
he year 2020 was a challenging year for the Indian atomic sector due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The highlights for the Indian nuclear industry, during the year engulfed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, are the attaining of criticality with India’s first indigenously built 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR), and the start of machine assembly in France at the multinational thermonuclear fusion reactor ITER project, in which India is a participant.