Online launch of the UK-India Bioenergy Final Report

Hosted by Supergen Bioenergy Hub, the online launch of the Final Report for the UK-India Bioenergy research collaboration scoping opportunity was held on Wednesday 27 April. Joined by over 40 participants from the UK, India and countries across the globe, the online event brought together colleagues, many who had been involved in the scoping activities, to showcase the content of the report and share experiences on international collaboration in the field of bioenergy.

The event featured a welcome from Colin Miles of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and we were delighted to be joined by Sundeep Sarin from Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. Pramod Kumbhar, President and Chief Technology Officer at Praj delivered an industry-focused perspective on bioenergy in India. Patricia Thornley, Director of the Supergen Bioenergy Hub and the Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute at Aston University and researcher Bhavika Rathi outlined the findings of the Final Report together with bioenergy thematic experts from institutions across the UK and India. Participants were then invited to join discussions in a Q&A panel, including Lilia Giuttari-Lickovski from the UK Department for International Trade, on taking the recommendations of the report forward. Ellie Gilvin of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council provided a round-up and closed the event.

You can watch a recording of the event on our You Tube channel here.

The report will be published in the Outputs section on our website shortly. For further details, please email supergen-bioenergy@aston.ac.uk. It is the result of contributions from three online workshops held in February and March to establish existing levels of activity across the UK and India, discuss priorities, and identify gaps and opportunities to work together. The scoping opportunity was commissioned to inform UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and UKRI India priorities and pathways for innovation development in bioenergy with UK-India partnerships.