Professional Contributions

Development of Network in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America:

Since 1998, Dr. Dutta have been involved with a number of international and regional research projects, practically in Asia. He was the project leader of bio-energy group of an interdisciplinary research program on Climate Change, funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). In this project more than 40 institutes from 10 countries in South and South East Asia were involved. The impact was so significant that he was awarded with a project on Development of an E-learning course on bio-energy for achieving MDGs in Asia funded by UNESCO (, which was telecasted in Japan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Thailand on a real-time basis. As part of the project, he has also created an extensive network with Swedish institutes e.g. KTH, Chalmers, and Linkoping. His involvement with another project on “Transferring sustainable energy technologies to developing countries through the clean development mechanism” (, involved 10 institutions from 8 countries namely The Netherlands, England, Greece, Israel, Chile, Kenya, China and Thailand has given him the opportunity to develop an excellent network across the World. 

Prestigious invited lectures and keynote addresses

  • Invited speaker: Processing of Agricultural Biomass for Combustion Energy to Meet End-User Needs on Torrefaction and other pre-processing technologies at Biomass Technology Forum on, Organized by OMAFRA, April 14, 2011
  • “Sustainable Energy Production”, Intensive Program on Sustainability (IPoS-3), sponsored by University of Tokyo, AIT in collaboration with MIT and Chalmers University, August 2006. 28 graduate students from 18 countries of multidisciplinary background from MIT (USA), Chalmers (Sweden), Tokyo University (Japan) and AIT (Thailand) had attended this program.
  • “Clean coal technology: a case for India”, Meeting on Clean Coal-Gen/Alternative Energy Tech-The Next Stage, organized by IBC ASIA (S) PTE LTD, 21-22 November 2005. 20 participants from 13 countries from Asia and Europe were attended this meeting.
  • “Sustainable Energy for Rural Development” Regional Workshop on the Integration of Energy and Rural Development Policies and Programmes, sponsored by UNESCAP, September 2005. 50 participants from 20 countries across the world were attended this workshop.
  • A series of lecture on Bio-energy for achieving MDGs in Asia Organized by UNESCO. Course materials with real-time presentations are available at
  • Session Chair: “Greater Mekong Sub region Academic and Research Network” Dec 12-14, 2007

Conference, traning course and workshop Organizations:

  • Organizing a professional development course on Biomass Torrefaction at OMAFRA, Guelph on August 16, 2011 as the Convener. So far 40 participants from Private Industry, Academia, Renewable Energy Investor Group, Government Agency, Policy Maker, Aggregators, Biomass fuel supply groups have registered with fees for this professional development course.
  • Coordinator of E-learning course “Bio-energy for achieving MDGs in Asia” Organized by UNESCO. Course materials available at
  • Coordinator, “Working Conference on Promotion of Biofuels for Sustainable Development in South and South-East Asia”, March 30, 2007, Thailand (60+ Participants from 10 countries).
  • Technical Program Organizer, “International Conference on Energy for Sustainable Development: Issues and Prospects for Asia,” March 1-3, 2006, Phuket, Thailand. (120+ participants from 30 Countries).
  • Organizing Committee, “Workshops on Energy for Sustainable Development and Climate Change”, January 2007, Thailand (30 Policy level participants from 14 countries)
  • Coordinator, “Promotion of Biofuels in South and South East Asia”, Thailand, April 28, 2007.
  • Coordinator, “Int. Workshop on Operation and Maintenance in Fluidized Bed Boilers”, May 27-28, 2005, Halifax, NS, Canada