Kick-off meeting for EU-India stakeholder group on advanced biofuels

Kick-off meeting for EU-India stakeholder group on advanced biofuels

From March 2018-2020, three EU-India Conferences on Advanced Biofuels have been organized annually between the European Commission (EC) and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) of India under the “EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership”. The business-to-business meetings that took place in the three events provided an excellent framework to understand the competences, experiences and needs of the other side and an idea was generated to establish a working group with technology experts that shall meet periodically to brief and inform each other on the developments in the sector addressing research and innovation needs as well as policy developments.

In this regard, the kickoff meeting of the Stakeholder Group on Advanced Biofuel (SGAB) workshop was held on 8th Feb 2023 at “Hyatt Centric, MG Road, Bangalore”. The SGAB comprised a small team of experts with equal representation from the EU and India and discussed priority topics for enhanced EU-India cooperation in view of addressing barriers for further deployment of advanced biofuels, promoting innovation, feedstock supply and identified research areas of mutual interest. The group involved experts from HPCL, BPCL, IOCL, IISC, IIT Bombay, Total Energies, Axens, Shell, CRES and Individual consultants who joined the group independently on personal basis.

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