India’s Bioenergy Road-Map – Vision 2020 unveiled

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India's Bioenergy Road-Map - Vision 2020 unveiled

Greentech Lead India: The Government of India, along
with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), announced the launch of  two-day International
Summit on ‘Bioenergy: Algae Biofuel & Synthetic Biology 2012’ in New

At the event, Jaipal Reddy, Minister, Science and
Technology and Earth Sciences, released “The Bioenergy Road-Map – Vision
2020′ of the Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, which aims to
create innovative technologies and policies for biofuels development
in India.

‘Bioenergy: Algae Biofuel & Synthetic Biology 2012’
in New Delhi, is an initiative by Department of Biotechnology (DBT),
Government of India in association with The Energy and Resources
Institute (TERI). Renowned scientists from over 7 countries,
including India, USA, France, Belgium, Malaysia,
and South Africa along with 10 eminent international speakers, are
participating in the event.

“There is no denying the fact that the country is
facing some serious challenges in food and nutrition, healthcare, energy and
environment,” Reddy said unveiling the roadmap. “To meet these mounting
challenges, science and technology can play a crucial role in developing an
instrumental framework both nationally and internationally.”

“We need to accelerate our global efforts that will
immensely help us in the economic and social development of our country,” Reddy
further said. “The best of modern technology should be harnessed for a
sustainable future and ensuring some tangible outcome.” 

The summit will highlight the various scientific themes
like Algal Bioengineering, Algae as Production System, Sustainable Algae Mass
Cultivation, Synthetic Biology for Advanced Bioenergy, System and Computational
Biology in Bioenergy, Synthetic Biology and Industry Potential and Adoption of
Bio-energy Solutions in Industry and other sectors.

It aims to unite researchers in the field of next
generation fuels for exchange of innovative ideas, leading edge concepts, new
technologies and ongoing R&D efforts in the field of ‘Algal biofuel and
Synthetic biology for advanced bioenergy’ but will be an unique platform for
communication and collaboration between academia, industry, and policy-makers.

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