MNRE organizes workshop on “Bioenergy for Sustainable Development”

May 13: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy organized a workshop on “Bioenergy for Sustainable Development: Case Studies and Best Practices” in New Delhi today in association with UNIDO and GEF.

During the inaugural session, Shri Bhupinder Singh Bhalla, Secretary MNRE, stated the need for energy transition, the efforts made by the country in this direction and the role of Bioenergy in the same. Shri Dinesh Jagdale, Joint Secretary (Bioenergy), MNRE, highlighted the worldwide increasing importance of bioenergy and the need of organizing such workshops for providing a spark to the sector.

The workshop saw representation from the Industry, Project Developers, State Implementing Agencies Financial Institutions and officials of various stakeholder Ministries of the Government of India.

The workshop included different sessions on Case studies of CBG Plants based on press mud & segregated urban food waste, Case studies on medium and small-size biogas plants, Case studies of Biomass Plants including innovative biomass supply chain management system and pellet manufacturing, Code of Practice of BIS standards, a Panel discussion on the financing of waste-to-energy bio methanation projects & significance of innovations in the growth of the bio methanation sector. The case studies focused on practices adopted by different types of bioenergy plants in various parts of the country. During the panel discussions, new ways for financing the establishment of a biomass supply chain were stressed upon augmenting the reliability of the bioenergy sector.

The workshop was organized as a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM).

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