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Symposium on Biofuels and Bioenergy: Enablers for Reducing Oil Import Dependence

11-May-2016  

Symposium on Biofuels and Bioenergy: Enablers for Reducing Oil Import Dependence

PetroFed organized a symposium on ‘Biofuels and Bioenergy: Enablers for Reducing Oil Import Dependence’ on May 11, 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The symposium had participation from senior government officials, technology developers, industry experts and academicians deliberating on enablers for enhancing the production of biofuels in the country.



Addressing the delegates the Hon'ble Minister of state Sh. Dharmendra Pradhan, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India accentuated on synergizing bioenergy to conventional energy market while developing India specific model so that biofuels can play an important role in India’s inclusive growth story.



While delivering his Special Address, Dr. V. K. Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog said that for biofuels economy; price affordability and sustainability should be kept in mind, whereas ensuring coordination and understanding between supplier and buyer will allow smooth implementation of biofuels program.



Delivering Theme address by Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech, US emphasised on the circular economy where innovative technology for recycling waste to ethanol can play a role for carbon smart future.



Sh. K. D. Tripathi, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas in his valedictory address said that technologies should play an important role for biofuels production so that biofuels can play an important role in India’s energy basket.



The conference saw participation of 14 national and international speakers in 4 technical sessions and more than 100 delegates.



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