Date: Thursday, 29 April 2021
Time: 11:45 - 12:45 CEST
Session code IDO.2
Bioeconomy Advances in India
Overcoming the Supply Chain Barrier to Scalable Deployment of Biofuels in India
Short Introductive summary
Effective ways to decarbonise Planet Earth are essential for mitigating the pace, extent and impact of climate change. Towards this end, it is imperative to maximise utilisation of renewable resources. The energy required for transportation, and the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions thereof, are of special concern. E-mobility is gaining importance for short-distance transportation whereas long-haul modes, whether on land, sea or air still need significant alternate options. Natural gas, albeit significantly less adverse in terms of lifecycle GHG impact than coal or petroleum, is nonetheless a fossil fuel. All major fuels in use today require the presence of organic carbon in the structure, for which biomass - broadly construed to mean carbonaceous matter derived from currently or recently living organisms - is the only renewable source category.
CSIR - Indian Institute of Petroleum, Analytical Sciences Dpt.
Anjan Ray holds a Doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. He has 25 years of cross-functional industry experience and currently heads CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, with professional interests spanning energy policy, renewable energy, oil and gas, lubricants & surfactants.
Biographies and Short introductive summaries are supplied directly by presenters and are published here unedited
T. Bhaskar, CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), INDIA
B. B Krishna, CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), INDIA
Y.S. Reddy, CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP), INDIA
Session reference: IDO.2.3