International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels 2018 held in New Delhi

The two day international conference on Sustainable Bio fuels was held in New Delhi. It was jointly being organized by Section of Biotechnology and Bio future platform.

It aimed to provide common system to Government policy makers, industry, investors and research community to exchange experiences and challenges related to development and scaling of advance biofuels. It also focused on concerns of private industries to speed up large scale production of sustainable biofuels Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative of 22 countries and the European Union to dramatically accelerate global clean energy advancement. As part of the initiative, participating countries have committed to double Clean Energy Research and Development ventures over five years.

The Sustainable Biofuel  is one of the Seven Mission Innovation Challenges and India Co-leads this along with other countries Brazil, Canada and China. Sustainable Bio fuel development is a key challenge as well as an opportunity for Governments, researchers, investors and industry to work together. Lasting biofuels have seen rapid R&D and performance breakthroughs, however still there are challenges as most exciting bio fuels still remain at an early-commercial stage of development.

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Key Facts:

A two- day International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels is jointly organization by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India on behalf of Objective Development and Bio future Platform at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The event will bring jointly experts from Biofuels sector to take stock of current knowledge, share information and best practices, and build consensus on the actions most needed to move forward. Mature Government Officers, Techie Experts, Academicians, Researchers and Representatives from various Countries, Industry and Investors will participate in the event.

Union Minister for Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Environment Forest & Environment Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, will be Key Guest and will inaugurate and address the International Meeting followed by Exhibition on February 26th, 2018. Shri V.K. Saraswat, Member NITI Aayog will deliver the keynote address, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary Division of Biotechnology & Section of Technology & Technology would deliver the address to the gathering. Ms Sarah Web, Head Mission Advancement Secretariat UK would present her perspectives from Mission Innovation Objectives while Ambassador Antonio Marcondes, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazil would talk about Bio future Platform and expectation from member Countries.

A plenary talk on “Advance Biofuels-Pathways to decarbonize transport fuels” will be given by Prof Jack Saddler, UBC Canada. Representative from Members countries of Objective Creativity and Bio future System and from International Energy Agency (IEA) will be actively participating in the event.

On this occasion, more than 300 participants with representatives from 18 countries will be attending it. This event goals to provide a common platform to Government plan makers, industry, traders and research community to exchange experiences and difficulties related to development and scaling of advance biofuels. Besides this the conference will focus on concerns of the private areas to increase large scale creation of lasting biofuels.

The Inaugural session will be accompanied by a core plenary talk on “Sustainable Biofuels”. This would be followed by sessions focusing on National Perspectives, Collaboration Opportunities, Technology Development and Need for Invention, Global Status of Biofuel  Technology Scale-up opportunities, Advanced Bio-fuels and Policy Support for Commercialization. The discussion on these domains shall seek to a definite understanding of the development in bio-economy made by taking part countries, increase awareness of policy makers about the problems faced by the industry-investor for commercial scale up of advanced biofuels. The need for collaboration-cooperation to speed up commercialization and concentrate on latest R&D in advanced biofuels will be the expected final results of this International event.

The conference will seek to an obvious knowledge of the development in bio-economy created by participating countries, increase knowing of policy makers about the challenges faced by the industry-investor for commercial scale up of advanced Biofuels. A “New Delhi Declaration on Sustainable Biofuels” will be endorsed during this International Conference which has been prepared in consultation with the Mission Technology Member countries, and Biofuture Platform group. The Meeting along with the Exhibition is a community forum to showcase Best Practices, Innovative Technology. The Conference will be of two days’ duration which includes sessions on selected designs and sub-themes, exhibition, ethnic function and other related activities.
Union Minister for Research and technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan will inaugurate the Meeting.

Biofuel Biofuel

A Biofuel is a fuel that is produced through contemporary biological processes, such as agriculture and anaerobic digestion, rather than a fuel produced by geological procedures such as those involved in the formation of fossil fuels, such as coal and petroleum, from prehistoric biological matter.

Biofuels can be derived directly from plants, or indirectly from agricultural, commercial, domestic, and/or industrial wastes. Renewable biofuels generally involve modern carbon fixation, such as those that occur in vegetation or microalgae through the process of photosynthesis.
Other renewable biofuels are made through the use or conversion of biomass (referring to recently living organisms, most often referring to plant life or plant-derived materials). This biomass can be converted to convenient energy-containing substances in three different ways: thermal conversion, chemical transformation, and biochemical conversion. This biomass transformation can result in fuel in solid, liquid, or gas form. This new biomass can also be used directly for Biofuel.

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