7-8 July, 2017 At Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Mahalunge-Balewadi, Pune, Maharashtra

Bioenergy-Urja Utsav

June, 13th, 2017

BACKGROUND NOTE & INVITATION FROM THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT

India has taken an unprecedented initiative in the field of bio fuels since last 5 years. Several policy interventions and removal of many hurdles in implementation of National blending targets have been initiated. Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has given a big push for the Ethanol Blending program and is close to achieving 5% blending at National level. The bio diesel blending program started on 10 August 2015 as a pilot in 5 cities has now been extended to 6 states and sold through nearly 3700 retail outlets in the country and is geared up for further scaling. The Ministry also has initiated several actions for mainstreaming biogas program.

We are at the threshold of rapid scaling of the Bio Energy program and still have many challenges to be addressed. While we have a National policy in place, several challenges associated with the different technologies in the area of Bio-Energy and with the entire value chain needs be looked into and aggressively pursued.

The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural gas is organizing a two day “Bioenergy-Urja Utsav” in Pune on 7/8th July,2017 with 6-7 other ministries also participating in it. The Mela is aimed at bringing into focus the various initiatives in the country in the Bio Energy Sector and towards developing an inclusive National policy frame work and sustainable mainstreaming of such technologies. This Mela will also help to create Awareness amongst the Students/Farmers/Citizens about the Bio Energy.

The two day event as named will be held in the ‘ Mela’ format. There will be multiple activities happening in parallel at the venue like: Exhibition for showcasing of various indigenous and foreign technological innovations & initiatives in the Bio Energy sector; Technical Sessions; Workshops for – Students, Farmers, Media & NGOs; Video Shows; Technical Tours; & Information Kiosks.

We invite you to take part in this unique event and team up with us for creating a secure, sustainable, environment friendly Biofuel economy to achieve a vibrant rural economy besides achieving Energy Security for the Nation.

Exhibition: In the Mela a provision for the Exhibition is also made. A stall space of 10X10 feet may be provided without any charges to showcase your technology, products etc. If you are willing to avail the stall facility at the venue you are requested to fill in the attached format and mail it to:- biofuleworkinggroup@gmail.com

The participants are requested to kindly register through this link.