Atul Saxena is the founder of Growdiesel. His Bachelor’s degree from NDRI, Karnal, India provided him with an integrated education base and insights into the fields starting from dairy farming & village extension to milk and food processing to process engineering & equipments to project management & marketing. At Growdiesel he feels fortunate to practice his passion to innovation and pursue it as business too. He has been intensely involved in biofuel technology development since year 2001. While most of the R&D happens in labs first, he follows a nonconventional route to start with real life projects on a pilot scale. This approach provides a deep insight into real challenges as they would occur when technology is actually implemented in field. Atul is currently considered as the most experienced person in Indian Biofuel arena with extensive as well as expansive practical knowledge in this highly specialized field. Atul has served on many technical committees, panels and boards and has been a keynote speaker and invited faculty at several national and international biofuel forums, events and workshops. He has co-authored India’s first publication on 3rd generation biofuels-“Algae Biofuels”, and it is finding immense acceptance worldwide.