Thursday, October 22, 2015

Today Special lecture at CSSP on "Pongamia pinnata in Hassan Bio-Fuel Park: a qualitative study" by Evelien de Hoop

Centre for Studies in Science Policy

School of Social Sciences, JNU

Invites you to a

Talk on

Pongamia pinnata in Hassan Bio-Fuel Park: a qualitative study



Evelien de Hoop


Eindhoven Technical University, Netherlands




Venue:  Room No. 227, 2nd Floor, SSS-1

Time:   3:00 P.M.

Date:    Friday, 23rd October 2015


Abstract: One of India's most famous projects on biodiesel research and production is the Hassan Bio-Fuel park, run from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka. The paper concludes that the interaction of water shortages, various other land use opportunities, farmers' needs, the characteristics of the oilseeds and labour division among farmers result in practices that are far from the aims set out by Hassan Bio-Fuel Park. This raises important question marks with regard to the role this project plays as "successful example" in the wider Karnataka and national biofuel policy arena

About the Speaker: Ms. Evelien de Hoop is a PhD candidate from Eindhoven Technical University, the Netherlands. Her PhD is in the field of science and technology studies (STS), and uses qualitative methods to study the making of India's biodiesel policy, the role of wastelands in that policy, and the practices of one of India's most long-standing biodiesel production projects – Hassan Bio-Fuel Park.

All are welcome to attend the lecture.

Coordinators, CSSP Lecture Series




Dr.Madhav Govind
Associate Professor
Centre for Studies in Science Policy
School of Social Sciences
New Delhi-110067
Mob:91 9868732956


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