India is the fifth largest consumer of energy in the world, and it is projected to surpass Japan and Russia to become the world's third biggest energy consumer by 2030. At the same time, the country is facing an acute energy scarcity which is hampering its industrial growth and economic progress.

With mounting concerns on global warming, climate change and the looming threat of fossil resource scarcity, India is increasingly looking towards renewable energy to power itself. A fundamental shift is already happening in many parts of the country in the context of renewable energy and clean technology

Every year there is an estimated 30 million tons of solid waste and 4,400 million cubic meters of liquid waste generated in urban areas of India alone. The problems caused by solid and liquid wastes can be significantly mitigated through adoption of environment-friendly waste-to-energy technologies. These technologies hold the promise of reducing quantity of wastes and in addition, generate a substantial quantity of energy from them, and greatly reduce pollution of water and air. In spite of the unquantifiable level of benefits, they are still not seen as an attractive business opportunity. The reason for this is the lack of understanding about the various (technology/process) options available and long term viability of the waste to energy projects.

We have been researching and conducting summits on waste to energy for the past few years and has developed a thorough understanding of the various technology options and their viabilities. Diverse business opportunities along the value chain, the global scenario and the market segment for each of the waste to energy technologies are well known to us and we are poised to provide a balanced opinion about waste to energy industry.

We are very excited about the Summit which would promote a better understanding of role solid and liquid wastes can play in providing power, chemical and refining industries with economically competitive and environmentally conscious technology option to produce electricity, fuel and chemicals
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Ministry of Urban Development
Ministry of Environment & Forest
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