Task 37 meeting in Bangalore India, in May 2023

IEA Bioenergy Task 37 hold a meeting in Bangalore India. The meeting was hosted by National Team Leader for India, Harshad Velankar, at the campus of the R&D centre of Hindustan Petroleum Limited Corporation.
HPLC has a well equipped research facility – most interesting for our task with pilot plants for 2G bioethanol and biogas. The development HP Ramp shall help to deliver cost efficient ethanol for the targets which have been set by the government.

The meeting was accompanied by a workshop. Three speakers from IEA Task 37 presented on the topic of economics and three speakers from India introduced the Indian situation of Biogas and biofuels to the audience. Reducing the costs, establishment of a functioning value chain including the organisation of access to the substrate are – with varying details – challenges all over the world. Agricultural structures need to be changed in order to achieve sustainable cultivation practice and higher yields. Biogas can here play a role in turning residues in energy and recirculating organic material and nutrient back on the land.

An overview of the agenda of the workshop can be found here, the presentations are available as well.

11:30 am -11:45 am
An Introduction to IEA Bioenergy Task 37 activities
Jan Liebetrau Task Leader

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11:45 am to 12:15 pm
The Shifting Business Concept of Danish Centralized CO-digestion Plants
Kurt Hjort-Gregersen

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12:15 pm-12:45 pm
Past, Present and Future of Biogas
Gaurav Kedia

2:15 pm -2:45 pm
Economics of manure digestion in Germany
Peter Kornatz

2:45 pm -3:15 pm
Challenges & Opportunities in mainstreaming Indian Bio Methane (Compressed Biogas) Program – SATAT
Y. B Ramakrishna

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3:15 pm -3:45 pm
The implications of economic instruments on biogas value chains
Kari Anne Lyng

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3:45 pm -4:15 pm
Economics of Biofuel Energy: Challenges and Future Prospects
Gopinath Reddy

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