Webinar on Waste to Energy: Opportunities for U.S. Businesses in India – 13th June 2017
The direct line webinar on ‘Waste to Energy: Opportunities for U.S. Businesses in India,’ an initiative of the U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai, was supported by AMCHAM India, on Tuesday, 13th June 2017. The webinar commenced with welcome remarks by Mr. Thomas Vajda, Consul General, U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai. The session was a platform for opportunities in the growing market for companies to further understand navigation of the commercial landscape from government, businesses, and U.S. research consortiums thus opening doors to U.S. green technology in India.
With India producing 960 million tons of solid waste a year, managing this waste is a major challenge in India’s towns and mega cities, driving the search for creative and sustainable waste management solutions. The expert speakers Mr. Ratnesh Bhattacharya, Director of the Ohio State Global Gateway Program, presented a 30,000 foot view of waste management opportunities across India. Professor Sonal Thengane from IIT-Bombay spoke on the economic and technical perspective of bringing waste-to-energy to India. The webinar concluded with remarks by U.S. Consul General, Mr. Thomas Vajda.