EU-India Cooperation on Sustainable Biofuels Scaling the Biofuel Supply Chain for Aviation - 7th February 2023


Tuesday, February 7, 2023

2:00 - 4:30 pm IST / 9:30 - 12:00 CET



Opening Session

2:00 -2:10 pm


9:40 am

Opening Remarks Ms. Leena Pishe Thomas, Director - Global Business Inroads (GBI) and EU Expert 

Welcome note and BIAL’s vision on SAF , Mr. Satyaki Raghunath

Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Bangalore International Airport Ltd

Roundtable on the ambitions and SAF readiness of airports, airlines, and engine manufacturers.

Moderated by Pierrick-Fillon Ashida, Head of R&I - Delegation of the EU to India

2:10 -3:10 pm

09:40 – 10:40 am

  • Dr Anjan Ray, Director of the CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum on the SAF Roadmap for India
  • Mr. Lakshmi Narayan Shankaran VP, Bangalore International Airport Ltd
  • Mr. L Sridhar Head of Sustainability - Bangalore International Airport Ltd
  • Dr. Muthukrishnan, Head- EHS and Sustainability, GMR Airports
  • Mr. Kamal Hingorani, Chief Officer, SpiceJet
  • Mr. T. S. Dupare, CEO - Indian Oil Skytanking Private Ltd.,
  • Mr. Frederic Combes, VP and Head of Engineering,

Airbus India and South Asia,

  • Mr. Steven Le Moing, Head of Sustainable Aviation Fuels Mgmt.,

Airbus SAS

  • Mr. Ghansham Deshpande President, Technology & Engineering,

Praj Industries

Roundtable on barriers and enablers that occur throughout the SAF supply chain in India and EU. 

  • Moderated by Dr Patrick Crehan of CKA, Brussels, expert for the EU Delegation in New Delhi.

3:10 -

4:10 pm

10:40 –

11:40 am

  • Mr. Atul Suri, Head of the EU-India Aviation Cluster at the European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC) in Dusseldorf, Germany (Online)
  • Mr. Steven Bartholomeusz, Head of Public Affairs for APAC, of Nesté Finland, a provider of SAF with a presence in both eh EU and India
  • Lt. Col. Monish Ahuja (Retd), Chairman of the Confederation of Biomass Energy Industry of India
  • Mr. Siddartha Saha, Director of Axens India
  • Jean-Luc Nocca, EVP Commercial of Axens France
  • Jean-Paul Margotin, VP of Commercial strategy Axens France
  • Mr. Ewald-Marco Muenzer CEO, Muenzer Biotechnologies, Gmbh (Online)
  • Prof. Balakrishna Gowda - University of Agriculture Sciences,
  • Prof. Raghu University of Agriculture Sciences, Bangalore

Closing Session

4:10 -4:25 pm

11:40 -

11:55 am

Summary and proposals for follow-up by

Mr. Varun Segal, COO  
European Business and Technology Centre

4:25 -

4:30 pm


12:00 pm

Vote of Thanks by Pierrick-Fillon Ashida, Head of R&I - Delegation of the EU to India

Closure Remarks by Ms. Leena Pishe Thomas- Director
Global Business Inroads (GBI) and EU Expert