A 50 million dollar Indo-US collaboration has been announced in the clean energy sector. India and the U.S. will split the funding commitments in half to support the U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center (JCERDC).
The JCERDC will be located in existing facilities in both countries. It is the first collaborative research effort of its kind.
The idea is to fund research in three three priority areas: biofuels, building energy efficiency, and solar energy through awards. These awards will support joint consortia of American and Indian private sector companies, non-governmental organizations, research labs, or other organizations. Selected consortia will leverage government resources by contributing matching funding.
The applications for the award are due by August 16, 2011, with selections expected later this year. More information is available here.