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Biomass shows the Way Forward

By Bodhisattva Banerji     Jan 30, 2009 in Environment
Biomass is all set to play a major role in future energy projects in India. A Bangalore based renewable energy company has reportedly planned launching a mammoth number of 10 projects based biomass in future 2 to 3 years.
As suggested earlier by various experts, the biomass is all set to play a major role in energy projects in India. There are reports that suggest that only 650 MW of unexplored biomass energy is utilized presently in the country. A Bangalore based renewable energy company, AllGreen Energy, is getting ready to lead and show the way to the nation about the usability of biomass energy in the future projects. The company, according to various reports, will launch no less than 10 biomass-based energy projects in the coming 2 to 3 years. The experts are all praise for the move and have reportedly expressed their hopes that the initiative will certainly see a leap in utilization of biomass resources for electricity generation. Various reports, while quoting the power ministry figures, suggested that the renewable energies could well offer a significant 16,000 MW.
AllGreen Energy has reportedly planned the launched of first three projects by March 2010 in the provinces such as Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh. Each of these plants is reportedly capable of producing 6.5 MW. The total output, as the reports suggested will reach to 65 MW in future 2 to 3 years. While talking of the technology the company suggested that the biomass gasification technology would be adapted for all of these plants. In detail, this patented procedure will use sources such as lantana, coconut husk, coir etc.
According to further reports the GE Jenbacherm will provide engines required for these plants. The company has a reported experience of operating this technology. Biomass would be procured, as suggested, from various sources that include biomass plantations, agricultural farms as well as post-harvest processing industries.
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