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Prof. Narendra Mohan after completing Post Graduate Diploma in Sugar Technology carried out further studies for award of Fellowship of National Sugar Institute. He has a long and distinguished career of working in sugar industry and at the institute. Prof. Narendra Mohan besides being an excellent, popular and inspiring teacher, has been a research worker par excellence who has published more than 120 papers in various reputed journals and also has written two books. His passion for innovative work to convert “Waste to Resource” resulted in development of many cost effective and environment friendly technologies, viz., “Production of Graphene Oxide, Dietary Fibre, Cosmetic Ingredient & Bio-surfactant from Bagasse”, “Production of Bio-CNG from Filter Cake & other Agricultural Waste” and on “Production of flavoured and fortified sugars”.
He has played a pivotal role in converting sugar industry into clean & green industry producing bio-chemicals, other bio-products and bio-energy apart from sugar. On the request of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) a charter was formulated under his Chairmanship for implementation by the sugar industry situated in holy river Ganga basin. This has resulted in reducing fresh water consumption and effluent generation in the sugar industry significantly. The models of water conservation and effluent treatment developed are now widely being used by the Sugar Industry.
Prof. Mohan is associated with many prestigious scientific societies and organizations viz. ISSCT, ICUMSA, IAPSIT, STAI, DSTA and SISSTA etc. He has travelled extensively in many sugar producing countries as visiting scientist, expert for invited talk, key note speaker, research training, panel discussion and for technical consultancy. His merit and commendable work carried out for improving productivity of sugar industry has been acknowledged globally for which he has been conferred with many prestigious awards.
Chairman of Expert Committee on Sugar Standards and of Sectional Committee on Sugar constituted by Bureau of Indian Standards.
Vice President -: The Sugar Technologists’ Association of India
Director -: Punjab State Federation of Co-operative Sugar Mills Ltd.
Technical Expert -: FSSAI, MNRE, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government Of India
Technical Expert -: Governing councils of Vasantdada Sugar Institute, Pune
Technical Expert -: Governing councils of S. Nijlingappa Sugar Institute, Belgavi.
Member -: International Society of Sugarcane & Sugar Technologists
Member -: South Indian Sugarcane & Sugar Technologists Association
Member -: AFSTI (Association of Food Scientists & Technologists India)
He has been an active research worker who has published more than 50 papers in various international and national journals of repute. Many of his innovations on “Production of Sulphur-less Sugar” are under patent. He has been a source of inspiration for many budding technologists who have taken up research work under his able guidance.
Prof. Narendra Mohan has been an eminent sugar consultant too who has rendered technical advice to large no. of sugar factories situated in various states. He has been instrumental in implementing condensate conservation and water management system in sugar factories for minimizing fresh water requirement and effluent discharge. He has been actively promoting production of ethanol to meet blending requirements and as a means for value addition through diversion of intermediate process liquors and alternate feed stocks.
During the academic year 2015 period following papers were presented/ published/ sent for publication by National Sugar Institute Director .
During the academic year 2015 - 2016 period following seminars were organized by National Sugar Institute .
The Seminar was inaugurated by Prof. S.K. Gupta, Ex Director- NSI, Kanpur who lauded the role of National Sugar Institute in addressing the issue of by product utilization in an innovative manner.
Shri V.N Raina, Director General, AIDA while delivering Inaugural address informed the delegates about the role of AIDA in propagating newer technologies and on policy matters. Large no. of delegates from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, UP and Haryana attended the Seminar. During the seminar eminent experts from Alcohol & Brewery Industries made their presentation on the important topics viz. Diversion of B-Heavy molasses & use of alternate feed stocks for alcohol production, installation of incineration boiler and adoption of ferti-irrigation etc. to achieve ZLD.
The Seminar was attended by large no. of delegates from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat & UP. The Director, NSI delivered the inaugural lecture during the seminar and emphasized upon energy conservation through use of newer technologies, process instrumentation & control.
Shri M.S. Sundaram, Managing Director, M/s JP Mukherjee & Associates Ltd., Pune while delivering the welcome address stressed upon need for adoption of many newer energy efficient technologies particularly at Juice Extraction, Cooling and Condensing stages. During the seminar 10 papers were presented. The presentation covered various sugarcane energy utilization technologies, innovative e.g. production of CNG from Press Mud, Bagasse Drying and on exploringpotential of alternate feed stocks for Ethanol production.
Dr. A Mathlouthi, President, A Van Hook Associates, France delivered the keynote address on “Melting and Crystallization of Sugars: A Structural Approach” Various other eminent experts from the sugar industry also participated and made their presentation on the important topics viz. High pressure co-generation system in the sugar industry, Technology advancement Vs energy conservation, Bio-fuels production in organic sugarcane farms and Innovative technologies for improvement in efficiency and quality to increase profitability. Large no. of delegates from U.P., Punjab & Haryana attended the seminar.
The seminar was attended by large no. of delegates from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. During the seminar nine papers were presented.
The Presentations covered different methods used for energy conservation, energy saving potentials and energy efficient juice extraction technologies developed and in use. Use of energy efficient proven technologies viz. Trash plate less mills and Diffusers so as to reduce power requirement during juice extraction were deliberated in detail. The theme of seminar focused on energy savings during juice extraction so as to enhance power exports.
During the seminar, technical aspects and economics of using B heavy molasses & other feed stocks e.g. Sweet Sorghum, Cassava, Cellulosic wastes & intermediate other sugar house process liquors was discussed.
During the academic year 2015 period following seminars, conferences, training Programme & convention were attended by National Sugar Institute Director .
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