Responsible for international cooperation on bio-energy from Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Italy, Dr. Neeta Sharma, Coordinator Europe stated, "SAHYOG aims at providing a strategic research agenda and roadmap in order to facilitate concerted planning of future joint EU-India research initiatives."
Dr. R. K. Pachauri, Director General, TERI, complimented the ongoing effort of this Indo-European consortium, emphasising the importance of a radical change required in the area of biomass technologies for a sustainable bio based economy.
The India Coordinator for SAHYOG from TERI, Dr. Priyangshu Sarma, explained, "This joint collaboration will help to identify opportunities for joint research initiatives between Europe and India in the field of biomass production and bio-waste conversion through biotechnological interventions."
Citing the importance of biomass storage depots, Mr. K Krishan, representing the taskforce of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) on bioenergy, emphasised the role of comprehensive inventories for biomass availability for implementation of economically viable bio-based energy projects.
The project will discuss the twinning of existing projects under the theme and short term exchanges among researchers, which will serve as important tools to strengthen collaboration and promote networking in areas of shared strategic interest.
In order to provide opportunities to explore the opinions and perspectives of European and Indian scientists and R&D program managers, several stakeholder workshops, conferences and summer schools have been planned. These will increase the visibil
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