With the increasing interest in Bioenergy in Australia and specifically Victoria, it is exciting to advise that experienced sector practitioner and environmental engineer, Ragini Prasad has been appointed as the new Executive Officer of the Victorian Bioenergy Network (VBN).
Ragini is passionate about the environment and developing the circular economy and has completed a Bachelor of Engineering Degree that focused on hydraulics, physics and environmental science. Ms Prasad joins the VBN following extensive experience in technical consulting roles and more recently with government roles in recycling and waste recovery. Welcome Ragini!
The Victorian Bioenergy Network is an organisation that focuses on promoting and facilitating the use of Bioenergy in Victoria, Australia. The VBN has a mission to remove barriers to the wider implementation of biogas as a source of renewable energy through fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing.
With the need for significant growth renewable biogas to replace natural gas and help fill a potential shortfall in Victoria later this decade, it is critical that government, industry and the community are fully aware of the potential of this sector.
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As the Executive Officer, Ragini’s objective is to increase the use of waste biomass to produce energy and promote the development of regional bio economies as an entry point for a low carbon circular economy. She hopes to do this by working collaborative with government and a range key stakeholder to iron out some of the barriers and create a supportive ecosystem for bioenergy investment in Victoria. Part of her role will also involve steering the organisational strategy and increasing collective knowledge and networks among those involved or interested in bioenergy development. Ragini will be drawing on her strong engineering background, senior leadership experience, systems thinking approach and consulting skills to help support the bioenergy mission.
For more information about the Victorian Bioenergy Network and its initiatives, please reach out to Ragini Prasad, at Executive_Officer@vicbioenergy.com.au.