Agenda and Presentations

of the Final SAHYOG Conference and Brokerage Event on Bio-economy in New Delhi, India, on 3-4 February 2014

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3 February 2014

Inaugural and Introductory Session

Welcome address
Dr Alok Adholeya, Director, TERI

Welcome address
Prof. Lidia Szpyrkowicz, Embassy of Italy, New Delhi

Views from European Commission
Dr Philippe de Taxis du Poet, European Commission, Belgium

Setting the theme
Dr Shailja Gupta, Director, International Cooperation, Department of Biotechnology, GOI

SAHYOG: Overview, Objectives and Achievements
Dr Neeta Sharma, Coordinator, SAHYOG, ENEA, Italy

Special Address
Dr Renu Swarup, MD, BIRAC, Advisor, Department of Biotechnology, GOI

Vote of thanks
Dr Priyangshu M Sarma, Project Coordinator from India

Bio-economy: Importance of the transition

Chairperson: Dr Renu Swarup, Advisor, Bioenergy, Department of Biotechnology, GOI

Bioeconomy in the EU Horizon 2020
Dr Philippe de Taxis du Poet, European Commission, Belgium

Perspective from Indian Context
Prof Ashok Pandey, NIST, Trivandrum

Overview on Bio-economy from Indian Industry
Mr. K. Krishnan, Confederation of Indian Industry, India

Integration of bio based economy in European Industry
Ir. Kees Kwant, N L Agency, The Netherlands

Comments from the chairperson and open discussion

Rapporteurs: Dr Divya Srivastava, JNU and Ms Harshita Negi, GBPUAT, India

SAHYOG’s Strategic Research Agenda on Bio-based economy

Chairperson: Dr. Indraneel Ghose, Advisor for Education, Research and Innovation

Introduction to the concept
Dr Priyangshu M Sarma , TERI, New Delhi

Presentation of Strategic Research Agenda
Prof Ludo Diels, VITO, Belgium

Presentation of Strategic Research Agenda
Prof Reeta Goel, GBPUAT, Pantnagar

Open discussion

Rapporteurs: Ms Ruprekha Saikia and Ms Neon Bordoloi, Tezpur University, India

Presentations from Industries: Vision, Opportunities, Initiatives and Challenges on Bio-based Economy

Chairperson: Dr D K Tuli, Executive Director, DBT-IOC Bioenergy Research Center, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Faridabad

Presentation from the Industry
Mr Pasi Rousu, President, Chempolis, Finland

Presentation from the Industry
Mr Marakand Phadke, Senior Vice President, Innovations, Reliance Industries Limited

Presentation from the Industry
Mr Rajiv Agarwal, Manager R&D, DSM

Presentation from the Industry
Mr Peet Dr Bruijn, Director, De Bruijn Advies & Realisatie, The Nertherlands

Presentation from the Industry
Mr Pramod Kumbhar, Chief Technology Officer, Praj Matrix

Presentation from the Indistry
Mr. V. R. Palansamy Raju, CEO, Greening Globe

Presentation from the Industry
Ms. Sangeeta Srivastava, GM, Corporate R&D, Godavari, India

Comments from the chairperson and open discussion

Rapporteurs: Dr Piyush Joshi, TERI and Dr. Divya Srivastava, JNU

Panel discussion: Bio-economy: Myth to reality

Moderated by:
Kees Kwant, N L Agency, The Netherlands
Dominik Rutz, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany

Participants in the panel:
Dr R Sonde, Executive VP, Thermax, India
Dr Srinivas Rao, ICRISAT, India
Dr Peet de Bruijn Advice & Practice, The Netherlands
Dr Ludo Diels, VITO, Belgium
Mr. Ajay Singh Tyagi, New Delhi

Rapporteurs: Mr. G.K. Kedari, ARTI and Ms. Harshita Negi, GBPUAT

Wrap up and summarization of the day

Dr Robert Bakker, WUR, The Netherlands
Prof Neera Sarin, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

 

4 February 2014

Stakeholders in the Bio based economy

Chairperson: Prof Indu Sekhar Thakur, Jawarharlal Nehru Univeristy, New Delhi

Biomass potential and feedstock availability in EU and India
Dr. Neeta Sharma, ENEA, Italy

Routes towards optimised plant biomass production for Bioeconomy
Dr. Heike Schneider, Institiute foe Bio- and Geosciences, Germany

Bio-refinery: a concept to reality
Dr Robert Baker, WUR, The Netherlands

Supply chain management of an Indian case study
Monish Ahuja, Bermaco Energy Limited, Maharashtra

Bio-economy: Perspective from Farmers’ context
Mr. Ajay Singh Tyagi, Secretary, CIFA India

Comments from the chairperson and open discussion

Rapporteurs: Ms Sofia Papadaki, NUTA, Greece and Ms Neon Bordoloi, Tezpur University, India

Bio-based economy: Funding, Financing and Policy perspectives

Chairperson: Prof. Lidia Szpyrkowicz, Embassy of Italy, New Delhi

Introduction to the concept and Views from European Commission
Dr Vivek Dham, Advisor – Research & Innovation, Delegation of the European Union to India

Initiatives from Indian funding agencies
Dr Sangita Kasture, Dept of Biotechnology, GOI

Policy interventions on bio based Economy: EU Perspective
Kees Kwant, Netherlands Enterprise Agency, The Netherlands

Comments from the chairperson followed by open discussion

Rapporteurs: Dr R Deshmukh, ARTI, Pune and Ms Ruprekha Saikia, Teszpur University, India

Emerging themes for bio-based economy

Chairperson: Prof. Vito Pignatelli, ITABIA and ENEA, Italy

Molecular interventions towards bio energy
Dr Shams Yazdani, DBT ICGEB center on Bioenergy, New Delhi

Future for crops, Food and Fibre
Dr Efi Alexopoulou, CRES, Greece

Forestry: a potential to enhance bio-based economy
Dr Sanjeev Chauhan, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

Advances in Anaerobic digestion for waste valorization
Dr Jorge Rodriguez, University of Santiago de Compestella, Spain and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology Abu Dhabi.

Utilization of Contaminated Substrates for Boosting Bioeconomy, A Cascading Approach
Prof M N V Prasad, University of Hyderabad, AP.

Comments from the chairperson and open discussion

Rapporteurs: Dr Piyush Joshi. TERI, and Dr Divya Srivastava JNU, New Delhi

Wrap up and Valedictory session

Prof. Rajendra Prasad, JNU, New Delhi
Prof. Ashok Pandey, NIIST, Trivandrum
Dr Philippe de Taxis du Poet, European Commission
Dr Shailja Gupta, DBT

Summary of the event

Dr Priyangshu M Sarma, TERI 

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