About the Workshop

Bioenergy is one of the key areas of research under Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India. India’s vision of bioenergy production is being supported through various programs with major emphasis on development of 2nd and 3rd generation biofuels like algal biodiesel, cellulosic ethanol, bio butanol and bio hydrogen. DBT has established four centres of bioenergy with this mission. The objective is to put fundamental research in translational platform and ensure technologies developed under these programs scale-up through; and get commercial success.

This workshop is the combined effort of IIT Roorkee, DBT-Pan IIT Centre for Bioenergy and DBT, Govt. of India to bring together people of all four centres to discuss and learn from each others experience and mistakes; share knowledge and common leads.

Objective of the workshop
  • To bring people of all four centres of bioenergy created by DBT, Govt. of India on a common platform for exchanging of ideas, issues related to commercial success of biofuel production in India.
  • To bring together the people of scientific community who are working on various aspects of bioenergy/biofuel production, discuss research issues and looking for probable solutions.
  • To spread awareness on need of biofuel research for commercial production.
Important Dates/Venue
  • Last date of registration and fee submission: June 22, 2018
  • Last date of abstract submission: June 22, 2018
  • Workshop dates: July 06 and 07, 2018
  • Venue: Biotech Auditorium, IIT Roorkee
Technical sessions
  • Sessions I: Cyanobacterial Biofuels
  • Sessions II: Genetic Engineering of Algae
  • Sessions III: Algal Bioenergy: Process Engineering
  • Sessions IV: Biochemical, Thermochemical and Electrochemical Conversion
  • Sessions V: Rational approaches for Strain and Enzyme improvement
  • Sessions VI: Bioreactor Design
  • Sessions VII: Techno-economic and life cycle analysis of biomass to biofuels
  • Sessions VIII: Techno-entrepreneur development