Lt Col Monish Ahuja

Mr Lt Col Monish Ahuja

Chairman & Managing Director, Confederation of Biomass Energy Industry of India & Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Private Limited (PRESPL)

Lt Col Monish Ahuja (Retd) is the Chairman & Managing Director of M/s Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Private Limited (PRESPL) and Chairman, Confederation of Biomass Energy Industry of India (CBEII)

He is an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune and PG (M.Tech) in Nuclear Technology from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

PRESPL is the leading biomass supply chain management company in India with a forward integration of biomass densification, energy utility service provider & project developer in Bioenergy sector.

CBEII is an industry body created with the purpose to represent the entire gamut of the Biomass sector in India to exchange ideas, enhance learning, represent the challenges for support from regulators and policy makers.

PRESPL is a big force multiplier to support biomass IPPs, process industry boilers, cogeneration plants, bio-refinery industry using agri-residues feedstock, Supply Chain Management and other industry using biomass as a feedstock, with an INR 1000 million Turnover Company in 8 x Years' time.

PRESPL has prominent Banks, Pvt Investor and Giant MNC as Investors / Shareholders

  • responsAbility (rA) a Zurich HQ Impact PE fund
  • Neev Fund (SBI, SIDBI, DFID UK)
  • Shell Ventures B. V.
  • Mitsui & Co., Ltd Japan

Lt Col Monish Ahuja (Retd) is known in the Biomass fraternity as a dedicated and knowledgeable leader. He has been advocating the barriers faced by Biomass-Bioenergy Project Developers at various seminars and forums and has been instrumental in impressing MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, India), MoPNG (Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, NITI Aayog towards the use of agri-residue biomass-bioenergy based industry in India.

Lt Col Monish Ahuja (Retd) has been recognized with several eminent awards. The most recent award / recognition as below:

2022 – PRESPL awarded at 10th Earth Care Award as the Best Company in Renewable Energy Category, organised by JSW and Times Group.

He is a been Ex Chairperson of the FICCI Bio-Energy Committee and Ex Member of CII Committee of Bioenergy. He is presently onboard as Mentor / Advisor / Member on various National and International Corporate, Academic and Research Institutes, and Innovation Platforms.