The country's largest stainless steel maker Jindal Stainless Ltd (JSL) entered into a pact with CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT) on Monday for joint research and development for sharing resource management, environmental sustainability, better productivity and viability.
The MoU was signed between S K Mishra, director of IMMT and Mohan Lal, unit head of JSL's Jajpur operations in the presence of the other senior officials of the two organisations.
The areas of collaboration are recovery of metals from chromite over-burden, fly ash generated at sites of the company, characterisation of organic compounds, characterisation of scale formation in re-heating furnace, agglomeration of chrome ore alternative to briquetting and enhancement of commercial use of steam coal.
"To support the mission of Jindal Stainless in becoming a leading stainless company in the world, the research and development should aim for innovative and high quality solutions for stainless steel endeavours JSL and CSIR-IMMT shall partner to laying such long term vision to reality," stated an official statement.
It will have short-term problem solving, medium-term technology innovation in stainless steel production and long term partnership in making stainless steel a metal of choice, it added.