18 Countries to Participate in International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels

A plenary talk on ‘Advance Biofuels-Pathways to decarbonize transport fuels’ will be given by Prof Jack Saddler, UBC Canada.

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A two-day International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels is jointly being organized by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India on behalf of Mission Innovation and Biofuture Platform at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Moreover, the Union Minister for Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Environment Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, will be the Chief Guest and will inaugurate and address the International Conference followed by Exhibition on February 26, 2018.

Further, 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 Mission Innovation and Biofuture Platform 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 aims to provide a common platform to Government policy makers, industry, investors and research community to exchange experiences and challenges related to development and scaling of advance biofuels. Besides this the conference will focus on concerns of the private sectors to speed up large scale production of sustainable biofuels.

The conference will seek to a clear understanding of the development in bio-economy made by participating countries, increase awareness 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 Innovation Member countries, and Biofuture Platform group. The Conference along with the Exhibition is a forum to showcase Best Practices, Innovative Technologies. The Conference will be of two days’ duration which includes sessions on selected themes and sub-themes, exhibition, cultural function and other related activities.

Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative of 22 countries and the European Union to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation. As part of the initiative, participating countries have committed to double Clean Energy Research and Development investments over five years.

Source: PIB

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