Event: Entrepreneur to Discuss Biofuels Start-Up in India [New Haven]

Launching a Biofuels Start-up in India: CleanStar, Jatropha and Economic Development
Date: Friday February 22, 2008
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall , 205 Prospect St.
Speaker: Sagun Saxena, Chief Executive Officer of Energy Pvt. Ltd.

Since its launch in late 2005, CleanStar has been partnering with leading research institutes to evaluate the commercial potential for growing plants and trees on a sustainable basis on land that is not used for food production. To date, the company has planted more than 100,000 trees using a wide variety of planting material and agronomic management practices. In 2008, the company plans to start developing its first commercial BioFuel feedstock plantation projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America in partnership with a global agribusiness company, investment fund, and BioFuel supplier.

The IEM Lecture Series is supported in part by the Joel Omura Kiruhara Fund. For more information about the lecture series, please contact Melanie Quigley, program coordinator, at 203.432.6953 or Melanie.quigley@yale.edu.

Free and Open to the Public, Light Lunch provided.