Mr. Avadhut Bapat

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program Fellow
Field of Specialization: Environmental Management
Name: Mr. Avadhut Bapat
Official Address and Designation: Director
Diligent Solutions Technology Services Pvt. Ltd.
7, Chintamani Apts., Plot 16 Chintamani Society
S.No.25/4, Karvenagar, Pune 411 052
Telephone (O): 91-20-25454446
Duration of Grant: Four months
Project Title: Techno-economic Feasibility of the Applications of Modern Anaerobic Digestion Technologies in USA with the objective of developing Similar Models for the Developing World
Abstract of Project :
Methane is an energy rich gas with a high global warming potential. An anaerobic Methanogenic bacterium generates methane by degradation of biodegradable organic matter present in organic solid wastes and wastewater through Anaerobic Digestion process. The main aim of my study is to understand the techno-economic feasibility of the applications of various modern Anaerobic Digestion technologies currently being used in the USA (for recovery of methane as a source of energy, pollution control and control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions) and the Federal policies that have made this application a success with an objective of developing similar models for the developing world.

Academic Background :
M.Sc. Microbiology University of Pune, Pune 1984
B.Sc. Microbiology University of Pune, Pune 1982
Professional Background :
Partner/Director Diligent Solutions Technology Services Pvt. Ltd., Pune 2004–till date
Director Online Ecologic India Pvt. Ltd., Pune 1998–2004
Deputy General Manager Global Environmental Engineering Ltd., Pune 1991–1998
Deputy Manager Western Paques India Ltd., Pune 1989–1991
Mr. Avadhut Bapat