CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory has consistently striven to leverage high quality fundamental science to develop globally competitive product and processes technologies.

It has played a key role in the development and growth of Indian Chemical Industry in the areas of bulk chemicals, agro-chemicals, dyestuff, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals and polymers. Global and Indian chemical industry has to take bold steps to contribute positively to climate action becoming more sustainable and environment friendly in this decade. Indian industry has the opportunity to enter global supply chains and help India become more self-reliant.

CSIR-NCL aims to support the growth of Indian Chemical Industry by developing cutting-edge technologies in chemicals, energy, agri- tech and healthcare sectors. The roadmap aims to leverage the laboratory’s scientific excellence and passion for translation along with key stakeholder connects to develop technologies for public, private, societal and strategic goods thereby also contributing to the national goals of make-in- India, innovate-in-India, and start-up India.


Clean Energy

Green Hydrogen and Rechargeable Batteries

Clean energy is energy in full development to fulfill our current desire to conserve the environment and deal with the non-renewable fuel crisis.


C1 Chemistry

Dimethyl Ether, Methanol, CO2, CH4

The objective is CO2 and CO fixation into various valuable chemicals and using catalysis for energy.


Circular Economy

Plastics and lithium battery circularity, Ganesh Visarjan

It is a key element for sustainability since recycling, reusing, and remanufacturing contribute to the long-term use of resources and helps to reduce waste and its negative effects.


Sustainable Chemical Industry

Continuous Flow Synthesis, Bulk Chemicals

A ‘green’ or ‘sustainable’ plan for the R&D that serves the chemical industry is crucial to overcome different barriers.



lignin, cellulosics, hemicellulosics, cashewnut shell liquid

The conversion of waste/ biomass to valuable materials and energy (i.e., valorization) is crucial due to the depletion of natural resources.



O2 Enrichment, Genome Sequencing, Wastewater Surveillance

Biotherapeutic products and methodologies are widely used and this research is among the fastest growing segments in the industry.



Honey Mission, Edible Oils, Crop Protection

Adopting advanced and improved technologies significantly contribute to increasing productivity and agricultural growth and it will help farmers enhance their income.