Biogas Training Tour 2017

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06.02.2017 | 09:30
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Indian Institute for Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune

Biogas Training Tour, 2017 edition organized by Indian Biogas Association talked about Biogas efficacy in Indian scenario

After the kick start of Biogas Training Tour 2017 at Delhi from 2nd to 3rd February,2017, the training workshop moved to Pune on 6th and 7th Feb,2017. The workshop at Pune was organized by Indian Biogas Association (IBA) in co-operation with German Biogas Association (GBA) and with support of The Indo German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER).

The first day of the workshop, i.e 6th Feb,2017, attracted aspiring entrepreneurs, environmental enthusiasts, research scholars, academics and NGOs, and was extremely helpful in augmenting their elementary information on the biogas. Professionals related directly or indirectly to the field also found it interesting as event turned out to be informative as there remained something or the other aligned to interest of every participant.

On the second day i.e on 7th of February 2017, the exclusive workshop saw representation from Municipal Corporations, Maharashtra Energy Development Association (MEDA) , Khadi and Village Industrial Commission (KVIC), World Institute of sustainable Energy (WISE), MITCON and, many other government officials related to the sector. The last leg of the workshop shall reach out to Ahmedabad on 8th and 9th February 2017 respectively.

The training tour focused around biogas production along with digestate showcasing different types of technology, feedstocks, existing policies and challenges surrounding the sector. Some of the topics covered featured Germany experience in Biogas, Need for Waste to Energy, Basic concepts of Biogas, Biogas Technology was reflected by a line-up of high-level speakers from Indian Biogas Association (IBA) and German Biogas Association (GBA). The specific topic, such as German experience in Biogas, Need for Waste to Energy, Basic concepts of Biogas, Biogas Technology was reflected by a line-up of high-level speakers: Mr Frank Hofmann (GBA), Dr. Cladius da Costa Gomez (GBA), Mr. Gaurav Kedia(IBA) and Mr. Binod Daga (IBA). One important objective of this event was to emphasise upon experience of German Biogas Association of over 9000 successful plants in a decade time in Germany. India definitely need to take a proper understanding out of the German road map in Biogas and similar success stories can follow after customizing as per the local needs and conditions.

Overall, the event shall be instrumental in effecting a paradigm shift in the Indian Biogas sector. The Training tour will see its next edition in 2018, looking to build up on the success of the 2017 edition in terms of participation, high-level contributions and, coverage of more cities across India.

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