Bio-energy projects have been in controversy since ages, with the initial debates raging over the feedstock's intervention with food available for human consumption. Although these disputations are now a thing of past with such technologies being successful in proving their deftness over the use of a multitude of resources like agro-wastes, animal-wastes, municipal waste, forestry residues and others, which are of no significant use to the mankind.
Bioenergy: Impediments and Plausible Solutions
|A large credit towards this going to the poor performance by the earlier start-ups who came forward in a big way to invest in these technologies just for the sake of getting tax-breaks and other associated incentives.|
|The project developer needs to not only assess the resource availability but also its alternative utilization means. It has been observed that if a project is designed by considering only 10-12% of the actual biomass to be available for power generation, it sustains without any hurdles.|
- http://www.emergent-ventures.com/UploadedFiles/Video/Pitfalls of Biomass assessment Final.pdf
- http://www.ice.gov.it/paesi/asia/india/upload/182/INDIAN WIND BIOMASS POWER PROGRAMME1.pdf
- http://mnre.gov.in/gbi/G C Datta Roy.pdf
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Setu Goyal is pursuing Masters Program in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management at the TERI University (New Delhi), and has an entrepreneurial zeal to improve waste management and renewable energy scenarios in developing countries. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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