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Bio-Energy Summit 2013
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  • “Strong Interest in Bio-Energy in the country, focussed approach critical to resolve issues and expedite growth in the sector”: Alok Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry for New and Renewable Energy

    Delivering the address at the Inaugural Session at the Bio – Energy Summit 2013, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) , Mr Alok Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, said,  “Bioenergy especially biomass has a strong potential in rural areas and growth in the sector will lead to economic growth in rural areas. It is also a key offgrid solution and solar and biomass hybrids can be deployed. There is a need for a policy push for biomass as has been done for solar and wind and support mechanisms like incentives/subsidies/tax holidays need to be put in place.” Suggesting some solutions across the different bioenergy segments, he said, “Companies need to be present across the feedstock value chain  and mechanisation in collection and storage is critical. To distribute improved cook stoves, MNRE is rolling out the National Biomass Cook Stoves Programme in the 12th Plan whereby 3.5 million cook stoves will be distributed.”  
  • Giving his perspective, Dr S C Sharma, OSD (Petroleum), Planning Commission said, “The conversion of bio-energy to liquid and gaseous fuels has a strong potential to reduce the impact on the current account deficit and replacement of  5 per cent of the liquid fuels by biofuels would result in savings of $5-6 billion annually. This assumes significance as last year, the oil and energy import bill was the highest at $120 billion. The 5 per cent ethanol blending which has been mandated by the government is a step in the right direction and efforts have to be made to ensure that ethanol blending is remunerative.To make biodiesel competitive, states need to provide VAT exemption on biodiesel.” 
  • In the course of his welcome remarks, Mr Pramod Chaudhari, Chairman, CII National Committee on Bio-Energy & Executive Chairman, Praj Industries Ltd, said, “Bio-based economy will not only help in reducing dependency on the rising fuel imports but biomass based power production also has the  potential to provide distributed power at the rural level. However, bio-energy programmes have not been at par with traditional energy sources and there are challenges related to commercial sustainability, feedstock availability, availability of appropriate technologies, appropriate financing and market linkages.” Emphasisng on the need for a strong policy push, he said, “While the Government has put in place policy levers for the development of this sector, more remains to be done. The growth of the bioenergy sector in India will benefit from the formation of a Task Force in this area.”
  • Mr K Krishan, Co-Chairman, CII National Committee on Bio-Energy & Chairman, MPPPL Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd concluded by saying, “There is a need to efficiently utilise the 140 million tonnes of biomass which is being used for cooking in the country. Also biofuels and biomethane can be used to mitigate petrol imports and the current account deficit given that the country incurred an oil import bill $15 billion recently. Bioenergy can also address the issue of energy access and is a clean source of energy. Reiterating the importance of policy imperatives in this segment, he said, “Clearly, given all these benefits, there is a need to focus on bioenergy and as a step in this direction a separate Task Force on bioenergy is critical.”
 
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Biomass is a locally available energy source and can contribute to the substitution of imported fossil fuels, enhancing India’s energy security, reducing the import bill of petroleum products and alleviating poverty. Increased use of Bio-Energy sources can help diversify agricultural and forestry activities and improve food security, while contributing to sustainable development. 

 

The increasing use of biomass for energy could lead to improved economic development, especially in rural areas, since it attracts investment in new business opportunities for small and medium sized enterprises.

 

With the objective to sensitise key stakeholders in the Government and the Bio-Energy Industry about a holistic approach covering various forms of solids, liquids and gaseous forms of processes Bio Resources, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised its annual event Bio-Energy Summit 2013 on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 at New Delhi.

 

The summit focused and deliberated over key issues for the Bio–Energy Industry such as biomass supply, financial opportunities, sustainability criteria, certification, various approaches for identifying appropriate Bio-energy friendly policies, adoption of Bio-energy solutions in industry & other sectors and opportunities for collaboration with research & academic in this sector.

 

The Summit was attend by various stakeholders like Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Planning Commission, Department of Bio-technology, industry and academia.

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Mr Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman, Praj Industries Ltd at the Inaugural Session of the Bio-Energy Summit 2013
Dr S C Sharma, OSD (Petroleum), Planning Commission at the Bio-Energy Summit 2013
Mr Alok Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy at the Inaugural Session of the Bio-Energy Summit 2013
Bio-Energy - An Open House Discussion
Mr K Krishan, Chairman, MPPPL Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd at the Inaugural Session of the Bio-Energy Summit 2013
Mr Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman, Praj Industries Ltd on “Policy & Regulation: Future Road map to bring out an enabling policy frame work”
Bio-Energy Policy and Regulations-Way Forward by Mr A K Dhussa, Advisor, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Bio-Fuels in Thailand: Riding the Waves by Capt Dr Samai Jai-in, Alternate Energy Cluster, Thailand
Mr Abinash Verma, DG, Indian Sugar Mills Association on “Policy & Regulation: Future Road map to bring out an enabling policy frame work”
Mr Bharath Sesha, President, DSM India on “Policy & Regulation: Future Road map to bring out an enabling policy frame work”
Policy & Regulation: Future Road map to bring out an enabling policy frame work - An Open House Discussion
Mr Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman, Praj Industries Ltd on “Policy & Regulation: Future Road map to bring out an enabling policy frame work”
Mr K Krishan, Chairman, MPPPL Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd on “Biomass Feedstock, Supply Chain & Its Pre-Treatment Challenges”
Forest Biotechnology for Bioenergy Production by Dr Chandrashekhar P Joshi, Prof of Plant Molecular Genetics Biotechnology Research Centre, Michigan Technological University
Bio Fuel Activities in Karnataka by Mr Divakar Rao, Karnataka State Biofuel Board
Advances in offshore cultivation of seaweeds for Biomass and Bio-fuels by Dr Shrikumar Suryanarayan, Chairman, Sea6 Energy
Power Generation from Biomass by Lt Col Monish Ahuja, MD, PTC Bermaco Energy Systems Ltd
Biomass Feedstock, Supply Chain & Its Pre-Treatment Challenges - An Open House Discussion
Mr K Krishan, Chairman, MPPPL Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd on “Biomass Feedstock, Supply Chain & Its Pre-Treatment Challenges”
Dr Renu Swarup, Advisor, Department of Biotechnology on “Conversion Technologies: Focus on Second Generation Bio-fuels”
Mr G S Krishnan, Regional President, Novozymes South Asia Pvt Ltd on “Conversion Technologies: Focus on Second Generation Bio-fuels”
Advances in Conversion Technologies by Mr Vivek P Tondapurkar, CEO, Rochem Green Energy Pvt Ltd
Conversion Technologies: Focus on 2nd Generation Bioethanol by Mr N Mallikarjun, VP, Praj Industries Ltd
Biogas-CHP Plants or Biomethane/Renewable CNG by Mr P Sekhar, Director, Envitec Biogas (India) Pvt Ltd
Dr Renu Swarup, Advisor, Department of Biotechnology on “Conversion Technologies: Focus on Second Generation Bio-fuels”
Dr R R Sonde, President, Thermax India on “Sustainable Bio-Energy Business Models: Replicate the success element across the country”
Sustainable Bio-energy Business - A Presentation by Dr Nitant Mate, Head (Technology), Kirloskar Integrated Technologies
AREVA’s Offerings for Bioenergy Market in India by Mr Sridhar Ramanan, AREVA Bio-energy
Biomass to Power-Integrated Solution Offering from GE by Mr G Santhanakrishnan, Business Leader-Distributed Generation, Power & Water GE Energy
Sustainable bio-energy business models - A Presentation by Ms Svati Bhogle, Secretary, TIDE
Renewable Energy Supply for Rural Areas - A Presentation by Mr Vishwajeet Sinha, Team Leader (Renewable Energy Supply for Rural Areas), GIZ
Sustainable Bio-Energy Business Models: Replicate the success element across the country - An Open House Discussion
Dr R R Sonde, President, Thermax India on “Sustainable Bio-Energy Business Models: Replicate the success element across the country”
Mr K Krishan, Chairman, MPPPL Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd on “Sustainable Bio-Energy Business Models: Replicate the success element across the country”
 
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