Conclave Session 3

Biofuels and bio-refineries

 Date & Time: 1st December 2021; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Venue: Online Mode

The details of the session can be seen in the following table:

Sr No Topics Speakers Time Recorded Videos
1 Welcome and Introduction (15 min) Prof. Shireesh Kedare (PiC CoE-OGE) & Prof. Yogendra Shastri (Chemical, IITB) 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm                     Welcome
2 Keynote Address: Decarbonization and role of biofuels (25 min) Dr. Deepak Tuli (Former Chair, DBT- IOC,Bioenergy Centre) 3:15 pm - 3:40 pm Keynote Address
3 Presentation: Integration of 1G and 2G plants: practical challenges (20 min) Dr. Pramod Kumbhar (President & CTO, Praj Industries Ltd.) 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm Presentation
4 Presentation: Sustainable aviation fuel (20 min) Dr. Anil Kumar Sinha (Principal Scientist, CSIR, IIP) 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Presentation
5 Presentation: Policy enablers for successful commercialization of 2G ethanol and CBG (20 min) Mr. Ashish Kumar (MD, VERBIO, India) 4:20 pm - 4:40 pm Presentation
6 Presentation: Biomass to chemicals and value-added products (20 min) Dr. Jennifer Holmgren (CEO, LanzaTech) 4:40 pm - 5:00 pm Presentation
7 Panel Discussion: (60 min)

Dr. Ghanshyam Deshpande (Praj Industries), Prof. S Dasappa (IISc, Banglore), Dr. Ajit Sapre (Group President, RIL), Coordinator – Prof. Sanjay Mahajani (Chemical, IITB)

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Panel Discussion


Organizing Committee:

Chair - Prof. Yogendra Shastri (Chemical, IITB)

Members -

Prof. Srinivas (DESE) 

Prof. Sanjay Mahajani (Chemical, IITB)

Shri Y B Ramakrishna (Advisor, IOCL)

Shri Bharathan S/Shri Pramod Kumar (HPCL) 

Dr. G S Kapur/Shri R P Gupta (IOCL)

Shri R K Gupta (EIL) 

Dr. Ravi Kumar V (BPCL)