Indian Biogas Association organized a one day’s Stakeholders’ Workshop for Large Scale Commercial Biogas Plants on January 19th, 2017 in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR, India. This workshop was supported by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) and German Biogas Association(Fachverband Biogas e.V.). Objective of this workshop was to promote large-scale commercial Biogas plant by analysing & resolving the challenges impending the potential growth of this segment. By bringing all relevant stakeholders and government on a single platform may give this industry a new direction for a sustainable success with commercial viability. The workshop was mainly divided into three sections, Technical session, Financial session and Policy session, which addressed major hurdles prevalent in the growth of large scale Biogas plants.
The workshop had participation from different fields of the Biogas across India. Many companies, policy makers, state nodal agencies, consultants, manufacturers, technology providers and investors attended the workshop. During discussions, participants of the workshop identified the gaps between desired and existing scenario and discussed solutions to plug in the gaps. Major challenges were noted and they were prioritized by theanonymous voting of participants at the end of the sessions. MNRE has already taken a note of the outcomes of the workshop and Indian Biogas Association shall also draft a report based on the discussions which shall be submitted it to MNRE for its future reference.