Workshop on Enabling Biogas Projects in India

27 February, 2020
Delhi, India

By invitation only

This workshop will help educate investors on how to reduce risk of biogas projects and improve their economic and technical performance.


10:00 am – 11:15 am - Opening

  • Welcome Address: Dr Suneel Pandey, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • Global Methane Initiative – Solid Waste Sector: Mr. Tom Frankiewicz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC  
  • Global Methane Initiative – Agriculture Sector: Mr. Nick Elger, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC  
  • Special Address: Mr. V. K. Jindal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) (invited)*
  • Inaugural Address: Mr. Dinesh Dayanand Jagdale, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable (MNRE) (invited)*

11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Session 1 - Agricultural Biogas Projects
Venue: Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Centre

  • Policies enabling biogas projects in India: Mr. Vijay Bharti, MNRE
  • Market Opportunities for Biogas Projects in India Report: Mr. Nick Elger, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • International initiative (Swiss): Mr. Gurjot Singh, BioShakti
  • Technical and economic evaluation of feedstock supply chains in India: Dr. Manas Puri United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization*
  • Alternative uses of agricultural biogas (e.g. cold storage): Mr Anurag Agrawal, New Leaf Dynamic
  • Moderator: Mr Sunil Dhingra

Session 2 – Organic Waste Management
Venue: Seminar Hall, TERI, India Habitat Centre

  • Key challenges to source segregation in Delhi: Mr. Pradeep Kumar Khadelwal, EDMC and Dr. Ramesh Kumar/ Dr. Shakuntala, NDMC*
  • Successful source segregation: Sonia Garga, Saahas, Gurugram and Ritu Sen/ Praveen Naik, Ambikapur*
  • Anaerobic digesters for organic waste management: Opportunities and Challenges A case study of Varanasi: Jai Kumar Gaurav, GIZ
  • Moderator: Dr. Suneel Pandey

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Tools for Biogas Development

  • Biogas Toolkit: Mr. Nick Elger, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Tool demonstration/training
  • Anaerobic Digestion-Project Screening Tool: Mr. Sunil Dhingra, TERI
  • Solid Waste Emissions Estimation Tool: Mr. Sourabh Manuja, TERI
  • Risk Analysis and Technical Review Checklist for Biogas: Dr. Nimmi Damodaran

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Financing Biogas Projects

  • Panel discussion on available funding and financing readiness best practices for biogas and bio-CNG projects
  • IREDA, UNIDO, IOCL, KfW German Development Bank
  • Moderator: Prof. V.K. Vijay, IIT Delhi


Event contact

CCAC Secretariat
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