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.
To develop a barter model linking the supply of electricity to farmers to a regular quantity of biomass supplied to the power plant throughout the year creating a win-win-win situation for the farmer the project developer and the utility piloted around a proposed 8MW biomass plant in Rajasthan.
DSCL Energy Services Co. Ltd