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The World BioEconomy Forum appoints Dr Pramod Chaudhari to its Advisory Board

14 July 2021 – The World BioEconomy Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman of Praj Industries Ltd, to its Advisory Board. Praj Group is a global provider of end-to-end technology and engineering solutions for bio-energy, bio-chemicals and bio-pharma industries, with  a strong backing of world-class state-of-the-art R&D Centre, Praj Matrix.

Widely acclaimed as “Ethanol Man” in bio-industry networks, Dr Chaudhari has been a pathfinder in the development of industrial biotechnology globally. He now joins the Forum’s Advisory Board comprising high-profile stakeholders and professionals from the circular bioeconomy across the globe. The Forum’s Advisory Board members guide the industry in shaping the future of the evolving bioeconomy, identifying opportunities to work together to set a wider example on how to deliver a sustainable future.

Jukka Kantola, Founder of World Bioeconomy Forum commented: “It is our great pleasure to invite Founder of Praj, Dr Pramod Chaudhari as a member to the Advisory Board. He is well known and globally recognised in the field of circular bioeconomy and leadership. His visionary and steadfast work is a good reference of what the bioeconomy can add to a sustainable vision. The World BioEconomy Forum continues its journey – this year our major event is in Belém, Brazil and we are looking forward to bringing the Forum to India one day.” 

Dr Chaudhari said of his appointment: “I am pleased to join the Advisory Board of the World BioEconomy Forum. It is a respected body and is working toward unleashing the immense potential the circular bioeconomy has to offer. I look forward to engaging with other members of the board and share my experience and knowledge in this endeavour.”

In this three year tenure, Dr Chaudhari will be involved in advancing the development of the bioeconomy in the Asia Pacific continent, helping step up climate change mitigation endeavours.

The next World BioEconomy Forum will be held 18-20 October 2021 in partnership with the state of Pará, and major bioeconomy associations in Brazil, ABAG and Ibá. 

For more information contact   

Jukka Kantola


+358 40 552 8880



About Praj Industries Ltd: 

Praj, India’s most accomplished industrial biotechnology company is driven by innovation, integration and delivery capabilities. Over the past four decades, Praj has focused on the environment, energy, and agri-process industry, with over 750 customer references spanning 75 countries across 5 continents. Bio-Mobility™ and Bio-Prism™ are the mainstays of Praj’s contribution to the global Bioeconomy. The Bio-Mobility platform offers technology solutions globally to produce renewable transportation fuel, thus ensuring sustainable decarbonization through circular bioeconomy. The company’s Bio-Prism™ portfolio comprises of technologies for production of renewable chemicals and materials, promises sustainability, while reimagining nature.

Praj Matrix, the state-of-the-art R&D facility, forms the backbone for the company’s endeavours towards a clean energy-based Bioeconomy.

Praj’s diverse portfolio comprises of Bio-energy solutions, Critical process equipment & skids, Breweries, Zero liquid discharge systems and High purity water systems. Led by an accomplished and caring leadership, Praj is a socially responsible corporate citizen. Praj is listed on the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges of India.

For more information, visit www.praj.net.  


About The World Bioeconomy Forum:

The World BioEconomy Forum is a platform for key stakeholders of the Circular Bioeconomy to share ideas and promote bio-based responsible innovations to replace and supersede non-renewable based industries, products and services to achieve a more sustainable economy while mitigating climate change.  This year main event will be held on 18 – 20 October 2021 in Brazil: The World BioEconomy Forum goes to Brazil – live from Belém!


For more information, visit www.wcbef.com 

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