India’s leading trade fair for Water, Sewage, refuse and recycling IFAT, went underway from 28th to 30th September 2016 at the Bombay Exhibition centre, Mumbai. Over 150 exhibitors displayed their latest product, technology and solutions. Along with indigenous companies, the event saw participation of international companies from Austria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, UK and US. The event specially focused on Waste to Energy segment showcasing innovation and challenges in such market.
One of the interesting feature of the event was the Active learning centre which was set up as training center for students and skilled operators. It facilitated live demonstration in a real working like situation. Indian Biogas Association actively set the trade fair alive in its session on “Waste and Resource management in India- Biogas solutions” conducted on the last day of the event. The session highlights featured presentation on “growing Biogas sector in India and the Indo-German Biogas partnership(BIG-P) between Indian Biogas Association and German Biogas Association” by Mr. Gaurav Kedia. This was followed up with case study on Ludhiana Biomethanation plant at Ludhiana by Mr. Bind Daga. Other guest speakers featured Mr. B.R Singh and Mr. Palas Tarapore from Atmos Power Pvt. Ltd which featured Best practices accomplished at AMUL plant upon setting up Biogas purification and Bottling plant. The final speaker for the session was Mr. Siddharth Desai, MD, Encare Electromech Pvt Ltd. Mr. Desai presented his view points on small scale gas engines and benefits of skid based approach to electricity generation in Biogas plants.