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Biofuels: Potential and Challenges

A K Pandey (Author) A.K. Mandal (Author)

In recent times serious concerns have been expressed both by developed as well as developing economies of the world over the increase in global warming, ozone layer depletion and number of other environmental problems occurring due to massive carbon footprints left by use of fossil fuels as a result of exponentially amplified demand in transportation and other purposes. The rising and volatile prices of petroleum products compelled entire world to search for new and more efficient technologies and alternative sources of energy. The huge energy demand has forced India to depend on other countries for oil and the country is spending huge amount due to high price of the crude oil in the international market. Biofuels, therefore, assume great importance and has become a high priority. Biofuel is a non polluting, locally available, accessible, sustainable and reliable fuel obtained from renewable sources.

In order to deliberate the key issues by scientific and research community and industry to accelerate the growth of biofuel industry, Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur organized a National Conference on Biofuels: Potential and Challenges from 25-26 February, 2009. The conference has bought together researchers, policy makers, industries and all other stakeholders so that productive discussions can take place on how best to meet India's growing biofuel needs. This book is a edited collection of papers presented during the conference, published in the form of proceedings.

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About the author

A K Pandey

Dr. Ashok kumar Pandey (b. 19400, Basically a keen student of literature having a brilliant academic career with first class first position both at B.A. , Hons, & M.A. levels and securing gold medals, is in I.A.S. officer of 1965 batch. Dr. Pandey was sponsored during his tenure with the Ministry of Defence for a post graduate course to the University of Manchester . U.K. where hhe completed his course with distinetin and was awarded Post Graduate degree in Development Administration (1975). The administrative skill and prudence of Dr. Pandey are reflected also in the fact thathe served with different central Minister, Viz. inister of Energy, Minister of tourism, Civil Avistion & Labour, Minister of Tourism , civil Aviation & Labour, Minister of State for Defence and Minister for commerce as Special assistant very successfully and competently. Dr. Pandey is presently heading the personnel, industrial relations & training divisions in the Food corporation of India, New Delhi. A widely travelled person, Dr. Pandey has visited U.S.A., U.K. F.R.O., Fioland. Neitherlands, switizerland, Austria, Helgium, Iran, Ethiopia , etc. In various capacities and mainly as a member of several detergations while working in the Ministry of commerce. A member of different academic organizations, Dr Pandey is a very keen student of development administration and has contributed to the area of knowledge by wy of imparting training and writing scholarly papers.

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Title Biofuels: Potential and Challenges
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2011
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172336967
length x+328p., Figures; Tables.