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2014 December 05

Kolkata Roundtable on Bioenergy Issues and Options

WBA attended the roundtable on Bioenergy Issues and Options - jointly organized by Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM). WBA was represented at the event by:

Dr. Heinz Kopetz, President, WBA
Prof. Sribas C Bhattacharya, Vice President, WBA
Dr. Benard Muok, Board member, WBA
Ms. Karin Haara, Executive Director, WBA

The roundtable was a success with stakeholder groups from all sectors of bioenergy value chain attended the event. Key problems to development of the domestic bioenergy sector and the policy measures needed to eliminate these barriers were discussed. A brief report on the meeting can be accessed by clicking here. To access the complete program, click here.

The roundtable received coverage from local and international media outlets - Nerve, Energy EnsembleZee NewsDaiji World.

Following is the program (*Presentations accessible by clicking on title - as of Dec 2014)

Mr. Subhodip Ghosh, Deputy Director General, The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Prof (Dr.) Amitava Sarkar, Director, IISWBM

Presenting the roundtable theme
Prof (Dr.) S C Bhattacharya, Vice President, WBA and Adjunct Professor, IISWBM

Global overview of Bioenergy and lessons learnt from European energy policy*
Dr. Heinz Kopetz, President, WBA

Inaugral address
Dr. Anindya Narayan Biswas, WBCS (Executive) , Jt. Secretary (Power and NCES), Department of Power & NCES, Government of West Bengal

Technical session: Chaired by
Prof. Sujay Basu, Former Director, School of Energy Studies, Jadavpur University and Key Lead, Energy and Environment Committee, The Bengal Chamber

Advanced cookstoves in India: status and barriers
Mr. Moulindu Banerjee, Founder and Propreitor, Infotech 

Waste to Energy*
Ms. Karin Haara, Executive Director, WBA

Bioenergy development and policy in Africa: The case of East Africa*
Dr. Benard Muok, Director of Programme, ACTS

The role of EBTC in technology transfer
Mr. Suman Lahiri, Regional Director, EBTC

Status of gasification in India - Issues and options*
Mr. J Mukherjee, Managing Director, GP Green Energy Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Indian Bioenergy sector*
Mr. K Krishan, Chairman, MPPL Renewable Energy Ltd.

Biopower in India: Unfolding opportunities*
Mr. Radhakrishna, Chairman, Urja Gyan Foundation and Founder, Indian Biomass Association

Way forward for bioenergy in India: Issues and options*
Prof. S C Bhattacharya, Vice President, WBA
Prof. B K Choudhury, Professor, IISWBM

Summing Up and Policy Recommendations*
Prof. S C Bhattacharya, Vice President, WBA

To more about the event, click here.