SAHYOG Project Meeting and Stakeholder Meeting, New Delhi, India, 5-7 November 2012

Introductory Session

Welcome address
Dr Banwari Lal, Director, TERI

SAHYOG: project overview
Dr Neeta Sharma, Project Coordinator, SAHYOG

Introductory remarks
Dr. Philippe DE TAXIS DU POËT, Minister Counselor - Head of Science & Technology, Delegation of the European Union to India

Prof Rajendra Prasad
National Focal Point, Coordinator BIOCIRCLE, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Setting the theme
Dr Priyangshu M Sarma, Indian Coordinator, SAHYOG

Technical Session 1: Biomass availability for biotechnological processes

Biomass availability scenario in India: Gaps and challenges
Dr S Biswas, Advisor and Dr Nirmala Kaushik, Principal Scientific Officer, Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

Forestry as a biomass resource in Indian context
Dr Sanjeev Chauhan, Associate Professor, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

Biomass Sustainability: Present and Future challenges
Prof. Remigio Berruto and Dr Patrizia Busato, University of Turin, Italy

Moderator: Dr Rainer Janssen, WIP, Germany and Dr Rupam Kataky, Tezpur University, India

Technical Session 2: Bio-technological interventions for biomass/ bio-waste utilizations

Current biotechnological interventions for residue utilization from Indian perspective
Prof Ashok Pandey, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandram

Synthetic biology and Bio-energy: Developments in India
Dr Shams Yazdani, Group Leader, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology , New Delhi

Biotechnological interventions for bio-economy: European perspective
Dr Kathy Elst, VITO, Belgium

Research and Development for Bio based economy
Dr Sangita Kasture, Principal Scientific Officer, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi

Moderator: Dr Kees Kwant, NL Agency, Netherlands and Dr Reeta Goel, GBPUAT, India

Technical Session 3: Ongoing Initiatives on biomass and bio-waste conversions towards bio-economy

Dr Srinivas Rao, International Crops Research for Semi-Arid Tropics, Hyderabad

Dr Reena Singh, Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi

Dr V K Vijay, Professor, IIT, Delhi, India

Technology for smoke free briquettes from agriculture waste suitable for cottage industry
Dr S Rajendran, Assistant professor, Unit of rural Bio Technology, Saraswathi Narayanan College, MADURAI, INDIA

Moderator: Dr Venkat Mohan, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad and Dr Rob Bakker, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Technical Session 4: Bio-economy: an Industrial Perspective

Keynote lecture: Technological interventions for Bio-economy: Industry Perspective
Mr K Krishan, Chairman, Confederation of Indian Industry, Taskforce on Bioenergy and Chairman MPPPL Renewable Energy Limited

Dr Balu Sharma, President and CTO, Praj Industries, Pune
Dr Nitant Mate, Kriloskar Technologies Limited, Pune
Dr Pankaj Agarwal, Managing Director Panitek AG

Summary and recommendations

Dr Neeta Sharma, ENEA, Italy






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Dr. Neeta Sharma
Phone +39 0835 974603/974424
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