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India Biomass

What is Biomass?

Biomass energy, or "bioenergy," is the energy from plants and plant-derived materials. Biomass has been in use since people first began burning wood to cook food and keep warm. Wood is still the largest biomass energy resource today. Other sources include food crops like rice or corn, plants, residues from agriculture or forestry and the organic component of municipal and industrial wastes. Biomass can be used for fuels, power production, and products that would otherwise be made from fossil fuels.

About this Project

Background

Rice husks are the hard protective covering of grains of rice that are discarded when rice is harvested. The rice husks are transported from the nearby rice mills in the region to the project site, and are combusted in a boiler. The combustion produces high-pressure steam which is used to turn a turbine, which drives a generator to produce electricity. Thus, they help reduce methane emissions from uncontrolled burning of biomass by using it to create energy.

Project Outcome

With a population of over 1.3 billion, India is fast becoming one of the most energy intensive areas on the planet, whilst 9/10 businesses still use fossil-fuelled electricity to conduct operations. What is the solution? This small project involves the implementation of a 5MW cogeneration power project powered by waste rice husks. The project is designed to meet growing electricity demands as local manufacturing of paper products and general infrastructure develops, without producing increases in fossil fuel energy usage.

Fact File

📜 Waste-to-energy for paper industry

💨 29,664 tCO2e of emission reduction

⚡ 35,196 MWh net electricity generated

🔍 Small project with easy to track impact

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Our Impact to Date

29,664 tonnes CO2e prevented

Project Location Area

SDG Contributions

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

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