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Fuel barter model for biomass power generation in India

Type: 
Publication
Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Background

In India many biomass power plants have only a patchy supply of fuel at a competitive cost as agricultural waste is available only for a short period of time around the harvesting season. At the same time many farmers simply burn the crop residues for quick preparation of the fields for the next crop creating serious local pollution. In either case the project owner has to construct huge storage capacity and deal with the fluctuations in the price of biomass.

Empowerment through a women’s clean energy co-operative in Bihar India

Type: 
Publication
Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Background

Indian government data from 2005 shows that almost 90% of households in the state of Bihar are not connected to the conventional grid. Bihar is also the state with the greatest number of people below the poverty line; people who spend a large portion of their income on kerosene and diesel generators. In its last REEEP-funded project SELCO India began replicating its successful solar lighting model in the Munger district of Bihar in partnership with SEWA Bharat a local organisation working with rural women.

Development of a business plan for rural electricity generation (DG) system based on biomass

Type: 
Publication
Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Objective: 

Background

To develop a commercial model for biomass distributed electricity generation based on an assessment of development needs namely technology financing mechanisms capacity building at local level for establishing RESCOs.

Purpose

Create and manage a web site during the project period

Implementor

DSCL Energy Services Limited

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