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International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels — February 26-27, 2018 — New Delhi, India

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International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels   —   February 26-27, 2018   —   New Delhi, India

Jointly organised by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, India & Mission Innovation – India along with Biofuture Platform.


Use of fossil fuels for transportation contributes significantly to global greenhouse gases (GHG) emission. The sustainable biofuels have ability to reduce the GHG emission load and this consideration led to establishment of Sustainable Biofuel Innovation Challenge (SBIC) under Mission Innovation (MI).

Advanced or second-generation biofuels produced from non-food biomass materials and specially grown high yielding plants or algae, if managed sustainably can contribute to significantly reduce emissions. However, many of the advanced biofuels still remain in pre- or an early commercial stage of development and need innovations and breakthrough for low cost sustainable production. The sustainable biofuel innovation challenge aims to accelerate research, development and deployment of low cost, high GHG impacting advanced biofuels.

The sustainable biofuel innovation challenge under MI is co-led by India, Brazil, Canada and China. The other participating countries include Australia, the European Commission, Finland, France, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, UK and US.

The sustainable biofuel innovation challenge will build on existing knowledge of individual participating countries and international institutes like IEA, IRENA and in collaboration of Biofuture Platform. A major aim of these cooperation is to avoid duplication of efforts and define clear areas of collaboration for speeding up of innovations in this area. 


  • Provide a platform to Government policy makers, investors, industry and research community to exchange experiences and challenges related to development and scaling up of advanced biofuels.
  • Exchange best practices in developing projects, performance breakthroughs and in cost reduction.
  • Understanding the concerns of private sector and that of investors, to speedup large scale production of sustainable biofuels.


  • Clear understanding of the development in bio-economy made by participating countries and exchange of best practices.
  • Increased awareness among policy makers about the challenges faced by investors and industry for commercial scale up of advanced biofuels.
  • Enhanced understanding about the country specific developments and need for collaborations/ cooperation to speed up commercialization.
  • Latest research and development in advanced biofuels.



Keynote presentations

  • Current global status on advanced biofuels
  • Technology Development and need for innovations
  • Biofuels-Industry and Investor Prospective
  • Policy support issues for advanced biofuels
  • Industrial prospective on commercialization
  • Issues related to biomass collection, transport and storage

Interactive Tracks

  • Next Generation Biofuel production from low value feeds
  • Algal based economic processes/models
  • Commercialization issues
  • Essential Policy support and International collaborations  READ MORE

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