Pune: The Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas is organizing a two day “Bioenergy Mela” 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 Bioenergy 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, and other citizens about the Bioenergy.
India has taken an unprecedented initiative in the field of biofuels since last 5 years. Several policy interventions and removal of many hurdles in implementation of National blending targets have been initiated. As per the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, it has given a big push for the Ethanol Blending program and is close to achieving 5% blending at National level.
The biodiesel blending program that 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.
The two day event at Pune 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 and initiatives in the Bio Energy sector; Technical Sessions; Workshops for – Students, Farmers, Media & NGOs; Video Shows; Technical Tours; and Information Kiosks.
Online Registration: The participants can register by clicking here. The Google Chrome is advised for use during registration.