Bio Energy Solutions – Bio/ Thermo Chemical Processes – Technologies and Developments

Mr. S. Mahadevan

Consultant, Energy and Energy Efficiency


Mr. S. Mahadevan obtained his Electrical Engineering degree from BITS – Pilani. He holds Master degree in Management obtained from Madras University. He was a Part Time Research Scholar for 2 Years with Cochin University in the Area of Agricultural Pump sets. He is a Certified Energy Professional by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency and a Fellow Member with The Institution of Engineers (India). He is a Life Member and Chairman, Tamilnadu Chapter of The Society of Energy Engineers and Managers, India (SEEM). He is a Professional Member with All India Management Association and Madras Management Association.

In the Area of Renewable Energy his work and experience includes:-

  • Decentralized Distributed Energy
  •  Bio Electricity from Biomass and Poultry Litter
  •  MSW and Electricity Generation
  •  Improved Technology of Biogas Generation
  •  Biogas to Auto fuel
  •  Thermo Chemical Processes of Biomass for Heat, Fuel and Electricity
  •  Solar Energy for Agricultural Pumps

He was associated with the following Organizations in connection with the Renewable Energy Work:

  •  BARC, Mumbai and Engineering Consultants and Agencies, Chennai (BIOGAS)
  •  I I T, Delhi (BIOFUEL – BIO CNG)
  •  AREVA Bioenergy India Private Limited, Chennai (BIOELECTRICITY, Thermo
  • Chemical Processes)
  •  Tamilnadu Veterinary University (W 2 E from Poultry wastes)
  •  BREN Renewable Energy Project. (Taluka Level DDG Studies)

 He is a regular Faculty and Trainer with Thermal Training Institute (TNEB), National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), Small Industries Service Institute (SISI), National Productivity Council (NPC), Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), Tamilnadu Veterinary University, Ordnance Factory Institute of Learning, and many more Institutions and Associations.

Talk Abstract:

Mr. Mahadevan discussed several aspects of biochemical and thermochemical developments,  technology solutions, potentials and applications, the need for bioenergy revolution with  regard to the current energy scenario. The seminar dealt mainly with thermal pathways of biomass conversion and covered various aspects of Biomass combustion, gasification and pyrolysis and also briefly discussed about biogas production from organic wastes.  Every harvest season about 20 million tons of paddy straw is burnt in Punjab and wasted which implies that India has high potential for decentralized electricity generation from biomass. The talk emphasized on the imminent need for affordable technology development for proper biomass utilization for bioenergy.

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