Mission Innovation launches Integrated Biorefineries Mission in New Delhi
Dr. Jitendra Singh, Indian Minister of Science, Technology and Earth Sciences, and Rob Jetten, Dutch Minister for Climate and Energy Policy, have today announced the launch of the Integrated Biorefineries Mission with the goal of replacing 10% of fossil-based fuels, chemicals, and materials with biobased alternatives by 2030.
Co-led by India and the Netherlands, the Integrated Biorefineries Mission will be headed forward by Dr. Sangita M. Kasture (Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India) and Kees Kwant (Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs, RVO, The Netherlands.) Also involved are Brazil and Canada as core members, and the European Commission and the United Kingdom as supporting members. The Mission aims to support the development and commercialization of biorefineries to de-risk new and emerging technologies and improve cost competitiveness through international collaboration on research, development, and demonstration. The Mission will tackle the need for affordable low-carbon and renewable alternatives to fossil-based fuels, chemicals, and materials, particularly in hard-to-abate sectors such as petrochemicals, long-haul transportation, and industry.