On 9th June, 2020, Indian Biogas Association (IBA) organised a panel discussion on “Integrated waste-to-Bio-energy approach and role of Bio-energy conglomeration 2020”. The Panel was as a part of Renewable Energy India (REI) E-Expo organised by Informa Markets. The panel was moderated by Mr. Gaurav Kedia, Chairman-IBA. The Panellist team consisted of Ms. Daisy Maugouber, Lead Biofuel Analyst, Bloomberg NEF, Mr. K. R. Raghunath, CEO- KIS Group, Chairman – Asian Biofuels Association, Mr. Abhijeet Mukherjee, Program Head, IBA, Colonel Rohit Dev (retd.), Chief Operating Officer, PRESPL, Ms. Shruti Ahuja, Director, Ahuja Engineering Services Pvt ltd., and Mr. S.R. Kumar, Founder and Director, Aruna Green Ventures Pvt Ltd.
The digital discussion was on how the global bioenergy market would unfold after the COVID crisis, which was then followed by Asian and Indian perspective on bioenergy. Other panellists thereafter pitched in with thoughts to emphasise upon supply chain management in bioenergy ecosystem and importance of centralised and decentralised plants from Indian biogas/ bio-CNG industry perspective. The conference was attended by over 150 participants spanning environmental enthusiasts, Conglomerates, International participants related directly to the field looking to foray into the field of bio-CNG found the session to be unique. IBA intends to organise and participate in more conferences in similar themes to persist with its aim to dispel prevalent information asymmetry and inappropriate awareness in the biogas industry.