The second edition of the Bio-Energy Pavilion, an initiative of the Indian Biogas Association (IBA), was held from September 15, 2021, to September 17, 2021, at the Renewable Energy India Expo, India Expo Mart, Greater Noida. Despite the uncertainty prevailing during the build-up to the event, the ever-improving COVID situation in India paved the way for the event organizers to successfully pull off the event, upon implementing adequate safety protocols issued by the Government of India. The event turned out to be the first physical trade show after the first pandemic lockdown that began in 2021, and it witnessed an overwhelming response with a significant footfall of trade visitors.
The Bio-Energy Pavilion, a self-owned booth set up by IBA, was exhibited at REI-Expo from September 15 to 17, 2021. A conference on biogas and related topics were as well organized by IBA on the final day, i.e., September 17, 2021. The booth featured seven sponsors, spanning a wide spectrum of the biogas industry, thus disseminating comprehensive information about the biogas industry, and promoting biogas as the sustainable fuel of choice for India. The Pavilion attracted over 1000 trade visitors at the pavilion and witnessed over 100 business meetings. The pavilion catered to diverse groups of industry stakeholders, especially from the biogas domain; like SATAT LOI holders, embassy representatives, investors, aspiring entrepreneurs, environmental enthusiasts, academics associates, and NGOs associated with renewables.
The two sessions covered in the Biogas Conference focused on the “SATAT scheme & Evolution of Biogas Ecosystem” and “Bio-energy” respectively. The Biogas Conference included panel discussions and presentations by national and international experts from across the biogas industry. In the biogas conference, the participation of over 90 participants and over 10 eminent speakers were witnessed. The conference proved to be an ideal platform for Biogas and Bio-energy to congregate, discuss industry challenges, deep-diving into possible solutions, which would indeed help in the proliferation of industries in a renewable domain or even otherwise looking for sustainable solutions.
Being the only booth in the field of bio-energy, and biogas in particular, it attracted many diverse categories of enthusiasts looking to foray into the field. For them, it laid tremendous networking opportunities with relevant stakeholders and subject experts.