"We are developing joint ventures to build and operate bioenergy zones"

VayuGrid is an enterprise that is engaged in building community based bioenergy and biofuel supply chains in association with rural communities, government, and industry.


Mr Douglas Peterson, CEO, VayuGrid

Though VayuGrid's initial projects are in emerging economies, it is seeing increasing demand for projects in developed nations. This start-up has focused its efforts on building bioenergy plantations around VayuSap in markets such as Asia, Africa and the Middle East, besides India. Mr Douglas Peterson, CEO, VayuGrid, in an interview to BioSpectrum's Raj Gunashekar shares more insights about the company's India operations.

How do you see India as an emerging/growing market in the biofuel sector?

The challenge for biofuels has always been finding agriculture solutions that can economically scale without competing or damaging other concerns, be it with food, forests, or marine ecosystems. India being a global leader in oilseed production, along with India's large tracks of unproductive lands, along with India's native plant species that enjoy arid climates and marginal soils, make for the ideal conditions for significant developments in biofuels.

In fact, India has a rich history in biofuels, with biofuels being used for thousands of years for lighting, cooking, and even more recently for operating machinery. There is an opportunity for India to be a leading biofuel producer with biodiesel, green coal, and a carbon sequestration model, and with millions of farmers as beneficiaries.

Tell us something about creating BioEnergy Zones in Haiti? How did it all begin?


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Ajit prasad 29 September 2015 at 08:46 AM

Vayugid market place services is not paying bills woofk done at SWML, kapurd , Barmer. Vayugrid has taken plantation works services from kashyap plantations & biofuels Udaipur Rajasthan. They don't have funds to Seattle bills after one year completed.


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