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  • Delhi to host international biofuel conference and expo: TERI event to discuss future scenario

    5 October 2005

    TERI, India's leading research and development institute, is organising an international conference on biofuels later this month. The "Bio-fuels 2012 - Vision to Reality" conference has been planned keeping in mind the current energy scenario and the need for developing biofuels for meeting the requirements of the nation's energy security, and the society's need for a clean and green fuel.

    The conference will bring together the entire range of stakeholders: policy makers, corporates, farmers and NGOs. The policy makers will include senior officials from the Planning Commission, the Ministry of Rural Development, the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. International participants from Brazil, USA, China, Germany and Europe will share their country experiences in the sector and success stories, while the states of Rajasthan, Uttaranchal, Chattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh will present their experiences and views for development of this sector.

    Recent developments have made green fuels economically interesting in view of the resource potential and improved environmental performance, along with employment generation and empowerment of the rural population. The conference is expected to bring out the policy initiatives required for the success of the bio-fuel programme in India and will chalk out a strategy for the promotion of bio-fuels and finalize 'Roadmap 2012'. The exchange of international experiences should facilitate a forum for technology extension.

    The event will also include an expo as a parallel event, providing an opportunity for corporations and others to showcase their latest initiatives in the field as well as allowing decision makers to assess such emerging technical and economic opportunities.

    The 'Bio-fuels 2012 - Vision to Reality' conference is supported by the Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Petroleum, The World Bank, Tata Motors, GTZ, HPCL and Wartsila.