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Biogas/Bio-CNG: Opportunities in India

Ministerial Webinar

Co-hosted by the Indian Biogas Association (IBA) and World Biogas Association (WBA)
October 7,2021 |
13:00 – 15:30 IST (India), 08:30 – 11:00 BST (UK)

Keynote address by


Shri Nitin Gadkari

Hon’ble Minister , Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Govt. of India

Our Speakers

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Sanu de Lima

Deputy Director, Trade - South Asia, British High Commission in India

Sanu de Lima

Sanu de Lima is currently the Deputy Director, Trade – South Asia, having been Deputy Director at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy responsible for Corporate Governance, Responsibility & Diversity policies. He began his civil service career at HM Treasury in 2005 where he worked in a number of roles covering International Tax, European Union Finances, strategic investment for infrastructure, and most recently leading on EU Bank Structural Reform negotiations. From 2010 to 2014, Sanu was posted to the UK Representation to the EU where he served as First Secretary, Taxation. Sanu completed traineeships at the European Commission and at the WEU Parliamentary Assembly in Paris and was educated at the London Oratory School, Oxford University, the LSE and the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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Jeremy Moorhouse

Bioenergy Analyst, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Jeremy Moorhouse

Jeremy Moorhouse is a Bioenergy Analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA). He joined the IEA in November 2020. He is responsible for developing the IEA’s mid-term biofuels and bioenergy forecasts and contributes to bioenergy related work across the Agency. He has 15 years of experience developing program strategies and objectives, analysing energy systems, managing teams and collaborating with industry and governments to develop climate and renewable energy policy. He holds a Masters of Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University.

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Charlotte Morton

Chief Executive, World Biogas Association (WBA)

Charlotte Morton

A practising lawyer for 10 years, Charlotte Morton studied for her MBA at London Business School before setting up a car club business. Asked to establish the business side of ADBA in 2009, she saw the potential of an industry that can deliver huge potential and value to the UK. Given the even bigger global potential, which must be achieved if the Paris Climate Change targets and UN Sustainable Development Goals are to be met, Charlotte played a pivotal role in establishing the World Biogas Association in 2016 to promote and increase the rate of uptake of biogas globally. Charlotte is also on the board of Green Gas Trading Ltd, which runs the Biomethane Certification Scheme.

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Dr Atma Ram Shukla

President, Indian Biogas Association (IBA)

Dr Atma Ram Shukla

Dr Shukla is President of the Indian Biogas Association. During a long career in the Indian Civil Service, he was Adviser (Bioenergy) to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, and responsible for policy, planning and standards development, and the development and implementation of Renewable Energy R&D and technology demonstration projects and dissemination programmes. Dr Shukla is Convenor/ Member of Renewable Energy Committees of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

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Abhijit Rajguru

DGM Marketing, Clarke Energy India Pvt. Ltd

Abhijit Rajguru

Abhijit S Rajguru is working in the capacity of Deputy General Manager (Marketing) with Clarke Energy’s offices in India since early 2017. He has done his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune with post-graduation (PGDBM - Marketing) from University of Wales, UK. In his 25+ years of professional career, he has served the Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC&R), and power generation industry sectors. In his current assignment with Clarke Energy, he is responsible for the marketing activities for both, India and Bangladesh geographical areas.

Why this webinar?

• India is investing in its national strategy to develop biogas, to manage organic wastes and reduce carbon emissions by 40%.

• The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOPNG) is backing a programme for 5,000 digesters to be developed by 2024 to produce transport fuel.

• India has issued an open invitation to biogas developers to invest in the country, launching the ‘One Nation, One Gas Grid’ energy initiative.

• Dedicated one-stop shops have been established to support foreign direct investment.

• India has approximately 1,108TWh of biogas potential, according to WBA analysis.

This Ministerial Webinar will deliver the latest market insight and outline routes to access this vast development opportunity.

The IEA will report back on its recent India Bioenergy Workshop.

The IBA and national operators will identify gaps in the market where solutions are required.


Fee Structure

For IBA members: No Registration Fee

For Non-IBA Members: INR 2000 per person + applicable taxes

To complete your registration, please click on the “Register” button below.

For any assistance, feel free to contact us at +91-7838 447 489 or write us at or

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Timings Topics
13:00 – 13:30 (IST)

Registrations open

Participants will be able to enter the virtual platform.

13.30 – 13:40 (IST)


Welcome from WBA Chief Executive Charlotte Morton and IBA President Dr Atma Ram Shukla

Short 5-5-minute welcome speeches only

13:40 – 14:00 (IST)


Keynote address by Hon’ble Minister Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Govt. of India on decarbonisation with the help of Bio-CNG possibilities on national highway
14.00 – 14:15 (IST)

Mr. Sanu de Lima, Deputy Director, Trade – South Asia, British High Commission in India

He will give an overview of the current trade relationships between U.K. and India along with the support that is available for interested parties within the ongoing discussions for a trade deal

14.15 – 14:30 (IST)


Jeremy Moorhouse, Bioenergy Analyst, IEA

Conclusions and recommendations from ‘International Energy Agency (IEA) India’s workshop

14:30 – 15:00 (IST)


Q&A (Experts from the Indian biogas sector will participate in the Q&A session, alongside Mr. Moorhouse and Mr. Kedia)

15.00 – 15:30 (IST)


Case studies from

Mr. Abhijit Sudhir Rajguru, DGM Marketing, Clarke Energy India Pvt. Ltd.

15.30 – 15:35 (IST) Vote of thanks – Dr A. R. Shukla, IBA