South Asia (New Delhi, India – June 12-13, 2008)

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The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels, in partnership with the UN Environment Programme and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, held its fourth Regional Stakeholder Meeting in New Delhi, India, on the 12th and 13th of June 2008. About 50 participants from industry, NGOs, governments, and academia discussed the Roundtable’s draft sustainability principles and how biofuels should be developed sustainably in South Asia. The meeting summary and presentations can be downloaded below.

Meeting Summary Report
List of participants 


Martina Otto, UN Environment Programme
Biofuels: Risks and Opportunities

Rakesh Khanna, Development Alternatives
Biofuels’ potential in South Asia

Phanis Mohan Kancharla, Anagha Datta Trade
Perspectives for Bioethanol production in India

Lalit Mohan Das, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Research projects on biomass at IITD

Sébastien Haye, EPFL
Introduction to the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels

Hammad Naqi Khan, WWF Pakistan
Sustainability Standards: The experience of the Better Cotton Initiative

Suhas Kadlaskar, Mercedes India
Daimler’s biodiesel project

Jyoti Parikh, Integrated Research and Action for Development
Diesel substitutes from Oilseeds

S. Sriram, Tata Chemicals
Risks and uncertainties related to jatropha