Vijay Swarup

ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company

Vice President, Research & Development

Vijay Swarup has held the role of vice president of research and development at ExxonMobil since 2014. He leads a team of scientists and engineers to develop technologies that can support the demand for global energy while transitioning to a lower carbon future. A 30-year veteran of ExxonMobil, Swarup has held a variety of leadership roles in engineering, chemicals, and planning from offices in Alberta, Canada, to Baytown, Texas. He has a PhD in chemical engineering from Rutgers University and serves on the National Academies Board on Chemical Sciences Technology, and the Advisory Boards for the MIT Energy Initiative, and the Singapore Energy Center.

Sessions With Vijay Swarup

Thursday, 21 October

  • 03:10pm - 03:40pm (IST) / 21/oct/2021 09:40 am - 21/oct/2021 10:10 am

    Biofuels: From gallons to barrels


    Biofuels offer a potential alternative for India to mitigate high dependence on oil imports. The country recently advanced its target of 20% ethanol blending in petrol by five years to 2025. With its large biomass resource base, bioenergy is an attractive means to increase energy security and sustainability. How large a contribution will biofuels make in India’s energy security and emission reduction efforts? How can India ensure ample feedstock availability and plant capacities for sustainable and commercial production of biofuels? How are advanced technologies, carbon intensity improvements, and policy support affecting the next generation of biofuels? Which global best practices should India implement to meet national biofuel mandates?