IREC Programme

India Hydrogen Dialogue: 17 February 2022

9 AM – Online Registration opens

9:15 AM – Organizer Welcome speech

9:30 AM – Keynote speech

9:45 AM – Special Address: Why & How India Will Lead the Global Energy - Les Mood, Public Affairs Director, SINEWATTS, INC

10 AM – Special Address - Accelerating decarbonization by leveraging Big Data and Artificial Intelligence by taming complex energy transition landscape - Dr. Satyam Priyadarshi, Chief Data Scientist and Managing Director - India Center, Halliburton

Quality risk and issues in the Hydrogen supply chain - Leanne Halliday, Corporate Account Manager, South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Inspection Services, LRQA

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Panel 1: How will Hydrogen value chain become a reality in India - Decarbonising for sustainable future?

  • Hydrogen Roadmap and Policy Actions for achieving net zero

  • Global Partnerships & Collaboration

  • Technology and innovation initiatives & developments

Moderator: Bratin Roy, Sr. Vice President - Industry Service, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa Region (ASMEA), TÜV SÜD


Sanjib Das Sharma, AVP and Group Lead, Refining R&D, Renewable, Hydrogen and Hydro-processing Technology, Reliance Industries Limited.

Dr. Satyam Priyadarshi, Chief Data Scientist and Managing Director-India Center, Halliburton

Dr. MAYILVELNATHAN V, Professor, Solar Expert, Frugal Innovation, Carbon free Startups, Member Secretary (IRC-Research) Mohamed Sathak Engineering College, India

11:30 AM – 1 PM

Panel 2: How are energy companies navigating the energy transition?

  • What role do oil majors envisage for themselves in the future

  • What elements of traditional oil and gas supply chains will support a clean energy future

  • Haw does oil producing companies see the shift away from oil and gas

  • What does the energy transition mean for the future of balance oil & gas reserves

Moderator: Gauri Jauhar, Executive Director, Energy Transition and Clean Tech Global Consulting team, IHS Markit


Debasish Bera, Strategy & Consulting (Global Network) – Energy Lead, Accenture India

Claude Mourey, Director, Hydrogen and New Energies - Middle East, Woodmac

Dr. Prashant Jadhawar, Associate Professor, University of Aberdeen

2 PM – 3:30 PM UK session

Keynote Speech - Vinay Mulgundmath, Chief Technologist, The NetZero Technology Centre (NZTC)

  • Considerations and Measurement in Hydrogen: Steven Morris, Business Development Director, Kelton, UK

  • Risk Management & Optimisation of Solar Assets and Net-zero EV Charging Infrastructure: Dr Jyoti Roy, Founder & CEO, GreenEnco

  • Bringing Electric Vehicles to rural areas using the Highlander Pod: Seiki Payne – Tronius Co Founder and Managing Director 

  • Flywheel, a Mechanical Battery for Power Quality Technology and markets: Michael Willemot, CFO and Sales Manager, Oxto Energy

430 PM – 6 PM

Panel 3: Carbon Management for net zero

  • Synchronizing carbon mitigation and the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Carbon management technologies to decarbonize the world

  • Fostering synergies between mitigation and adaptation

  • Threats & opportunities with the projected impacts of climate change

Moderator: Dr. Raj Tewari, Ex-Chief Scientist, Petronas

Abhishek Gupta, Assistant professor - ECE department, The Ohio State University & Founder - Ensemble Control Inc.

Pulkit Goel, Founder, ANP GeoEnergy


Milind Chittawar, CEO, SEE-Tech Solutions

Dr. Prashant Jadhawar, Lecturer in Petroleum Engineering, University of Aberdeen


Gurjant Randhawa, President and CEO, Cipher Neutron


India Renewable Energy Dialogue: 18 February 2022


9 AM – Online Registration opens

9:15 AM – Organizer Welcome speech

930 AM  - Special Talk: EVs, Battery storage technologies, and impact of

                 renewable/EV on Grid - Randheer Singh, Senior Specialist (Joint

                 Adviser) E- Mobility & Core team Advanced Chemistry Cells

                 Programme, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India

945 AM - Special Talk: Development of Li-Ion batteries with silicon dominant

                anodes - Jill Pestana, Director, Technical Program Management,

                Electric Goddess

10 AM -   Special Talk: EV Battery & digitalization of better monitoring - Batterywali

                Dr. Rashi Gupta, Managing Director, Vision Mechatronics Pvt. Ltd.,


10:15 AM - Special Talk: Pranav Mehta, Chairman, National Solar Energy

                 Federation of India

10:15 AM - Offshore wind project in India - Alok Kumar, Market Area Manager-

                  Renewables, DNV, South Asia

10:45 AM -  Grid infrastructure stability from EV Industry perspective - Reji Pillai

                   President, ISGF


10:30 AM – 12 PM

Panel 1: EV battery & energy storage challenges & solutions

  • Standardization in the EV battery segment

  • Analysing Lithium-ion batteries costs & performance

  • Potential of smart technologies and innovation for growth in battery storage

  • Battery storage benefits throughout the electricity value chain

Moderator: Batterywali Dr. Rashi Gupta, Managing Director, Vision Mechatronics Pvt. Ltd., India



Sunil Bhatnagar, Director International Business- Emerging Technologies, Sanvaru Technology Ltd.


Jill Pestana, Director, Technical Program Management, Electric Goddess


Akash Soni, Co-Founder & CEO, Indi Energy


Vinod Nair, Co-Founder & CTO, FARAD POWER

2 PM – 3:30 PM

Panel 2: Electric mobility & hydrogen

  • Use of Li-Ion battery to decarbonise transportation

  • Hydrogen-powered fuel cell as a future for mobility

  • Battery charging stations or swapping stations

  • Challenges for mobility of large vehicles


Moderator: Anirudh Patil, Founder & CEO, EV Update Media



Megha Rajpal, Head of Charging Infrastructure, MoEVing

Dr. Amitabh Saran, CEO and Founder, Altigreen


Abhishek Gupta, Assistant professor - ECE department, The Ohio State University & Founder - Ensemble Control Inc.

Kalyan Korimerla, Managing Director – Etrio

Madhusudhan Chellappa, Managing Director, Gannet Engineering Private Limited

Jose Brugada, Principal, Downstream consulting practice, Wood Mackenzie, Singapore

Varun Patel, Founder & MD, iElektrik


3:30 PM – 5 PM

Panel 3: Energy management system & EV battery recycling

  • Monitoring, controlling, and conserving energy

  • Growth of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles

  • End-of-life management of the batteries

  • Circular economy.

  • Innovations to extract valuable materials from existing battery packs

Moderator: V. Manjunath, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.



Rohan Singh Bais, Director, Product and Strategy, Ziptrax CleanTech Pvt. Ltd

Nitin Gupta - CEO and co-Founder, Attero

Kishor Narang, Founder, Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd.

4:40 PM - Solar Waste Management - Case Study of India 

Jaideep N. Malaviya, Managing Director, Malaviya Solar Energy Consultancy

5 PM - EV Battery Raw materials ecosystem

Tushar Gupta, Business head, Epsilon Advance Materials

5:20 PM – 6:30 PM

Panel 4: Renewable for a cleaner & greener environment

  • How are wind & solar energy contributing towards net zero targets

  • Will switching over to renewable help in reducing the carbon footprint

  • How are the industry segments adopting to the use of cleaner source of energy

Moderator: Tushar Sharma, Senior Associate, NSEFI

Dr. Jami Hossain - Vice President India, The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA)