Hemant leads the Industrial Sustainability and Competitiveness team at The Council. His work focusses on industrial growth through sustainable means. He is also a member of The Council’s Air Quality team.
He is currently leading efforts to analyse the potential for increased utilisation of natural gas in the industrial sector and the corresponding impact on air quality and greenhouse gases (GHGs). He is also focussing on a myriad issues faced by the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) and identifying solutions for the resilient revival and growth of this sector. He is leading efforts to analyse the potential for a hydrogen based economy and associated policy needs. On the air quality front, he is analysing issues pertaining to air quality standards and enforcement by pollution control boards.
Hemant’s experience spans energy markets, energy efficiency, environment, and climate change. In the energy space, he has conducted market analyses, policy analyses, price forecasting, and modelling of energy systems. In the environment and climate change space, he has developed inventories, protocols, and regulations and analysed the potential for criteria pollutant and (GHG) mitigation and associated economics. He has also led the initiation, development, and management of GHG management programs both domestically in the US and globally.
Hemant holds a dual M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Pennsylvania State University, USA. He also holds a B.E. in Production Engineering from Mumbai University.