• India Energy Forum
  • 13 - 15 October 2019, New Delhi, India
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Agora Studio: Biofuels & Waste to Energy: Sustainable energy solutions for India

Monday, October 14

02:30 pm - 03:15 pm
India currently imports ~83% of its crude oil requirement. Biofuels, an eco-friendly alternative, could help reduce dependence on crude oil-derived fuel. India has large quantities of solid and liquid wastes, which are expected to increase as urbanization accelerates. Converting waste into energy can have the dual benefit of reducing dependence on imported energy and reducing environmental stress. How can policy measures such as the Ethanol Blending Programme (EBP) and Bio-diesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO) help promote biofuels? What technological innovations are needed to significantly scale up biofuel production in India? What incentives are needed to attract private investment in the entire value chain?
Session Speakers
  • Kevin Lindemer

    IHS Markit

    Executive Director

  • S. S. V. Ramakumar

    Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

    Director, Research & Development

  • Vijay Swarup

    ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company

    Vice President, Research & Development

  • Sangeet Jain


    Country Head in India

  • Rakesh Sarin

    BiochemUSA LLC

    Country Director, Chief Advisor – Global Corp Management