A techno-economic evaluation of biomass briquetting in India

Tripathi, A.K. and Iyer, P.V.R. and Kandpal, T.C. (1998) A techno-economic evaluation of biomass briquetting in India. Biomass and Bioenergy, 14 (5-6). pp. 479-488.

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A financial analysis of biomass briquetting technology in India has been undertaken. Simple cost functions for briquetting machines have been developed. Unit cost of briquette production for various types of raw materials and different capacities of briquetting units have been calculated. Role of different factors affecting the cost of production of briquettes have also been analysed.

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Additional Information: The authors express their sincere gratitude to Mr A. K. Khatter, Director, M/s Solar Sciences Consultancy Pvt. Limited, New Delhi for providing the costs and performance related data of the briquetting units.
Uncontrolled Keywords: biomass; briquetting machines; financial analysis; agricultural residues
Author Affiliation: Chemical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, 110016, India
Subjects: Social Sciences > Agricultural Economics
Environmental Science
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Balakrishna Garadasu
Date Deposited: 25 May 2013 14:12
Last Modified: 25 May 2013 14:12
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0961-9534(97)10023-X
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/10600

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