Biomass conversion to energy in India—A critique

Singh, J. and Gu, S. (2010) Biomass conversion to energy in India—A critique. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 14 (5). pp. 1367-1378.

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This paper critically discusses the scope, potential and implementation of biomass conversion to energy in Indian scenario. The feasibility as well as suitability of the various categories of biomass to energy in India has been discussed. Brief descriptions of potential conversion routes have been included, with their possible and existing scope of implementation in Indian context. As far as possible, the most recent statistical data have been reported from the available sources. The figures reported have been updated as on March 2009, in most of the cases. The discussion reveals that a large potential exists for the biomass feed-stocks from the various kinds of waste biomass. The gasification as well as anaerobic digestion processes seem to be most attractive in Indian scenario

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biomass; Bio-fuel; Agro-fuel; Algae; Gasification; Wastewater
Author Affiliation: School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Environmental Science
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Ms Ishrath Durafsha
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2014 11:31
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2014 11:31
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