India launches roadmap to meet challenges in biorefining value chain, seeks to support research & development

Developed in cooperation with Brazil, Canada, European Commission and the United Kingdom, the launch was announced by the visiting Science and Technology Minister Jitender Singh on the sidelines of the Clean Energy Ministerial being held in Pittsburg, United States

Press Trust of India September 23, 2022 21:12:14 IST
India launches roadmap to meet challenges in biorefining value chain, seeks to support research & development

Union minister Jitendra Singh. PTI

Pittsburgh: India on Friday launched the ‘Innovation Roadmap of the Mission Integrated Biorefineries’, which would not only identify gaps and challenges in the current biorefining value chain but also provide policymakers with a strategy framework to establish a rising research and development portfolio.

Developed in cooperation with Brazil, Canada, European Commission and the United Kingdom, the launch was announced by the visiting Science and Technology Minister Jitender Singh on the sidelines of the Clean Energy Ministerial being held in Pittsburg city.

India is scheduled to host the next Clean Energy Ministerial in 2023.

“I am pleased to launch the Innovation Roadmap of the Mission Integrated Biorefineries developed by co-leads and active inputs from Brazil, Canada, European Commission and the United Kingdom for further implementation with collaborating international partners emphasising the need for increased financing for energy research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) during the next five years to kickstart this objective and unleash a virtuous cycle of public and private investment,” Singh said.

This roadmap, he said, aims to fill that void by identifying the gaps and challenges in current biorefining value chains, prioritising eight key actions to support the Mission, and guiding the overall path in achieving its goal.

Singh said it also provides policymakers with a strategy framework to establish a rising research and development portfolio over the next five years, specific financing proposals across the entire spectrum of vital Biorefinery technologies, and rapid action suggestions.

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