Avani is an NGO in the Central Himalayan Region of Uttarakhand, India. They are launching a program to provide electricity, cooking fuel, and jobs to remote mountainous villages through their pine needle gasification program. In the next five years, they will put up 20 village-level pine needle gasifier system to provide 2.4 MW of electricity, cooking fuel to 250,000 people, and 2,000 local jobs.
G. Sridhar and Ravindra Babu Yarasu June, 2011
We are pleased to learn of this paper, in which Sridhar and Yarasu connect and engine that is designed to run on producer gas to a downdraft gasifier, and learn a lot of new things; one of which is that the engine runs efficiently at a higher compression ratio without any problems with knock. They do a great job of presenting the results from their trials, and then comparing standard modeling tools and finding where the gaps are. Well worth the read.
We are world leaders in decentralized generation and distribution of electric power.
Husk Power Systems (“HPS”) lighted the first village from its first 100% biomass based power plant that uses discarded rice husks to generate electricity in August 2007 and today it has installed 60 mini-power plants that power ~ 25,000 households in more than 250 villages and hamlets and impact lives of approximately 150,000 people in rural India.
Optimal Operation of Gasifier with Shells
by P.M.V Subbarao
Professor Mechanical Engineering DepartmentIndian Institute of Technology, Delhi
This presentation is also available as a power point presentation on their web site:
BETEL, Bioresidue Energy Technology Private Limited
Biomass Gasifiers with technology from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
BETEL manufactures biomass gasifiers in various ranges using a wide range of agricultural residues, based on the technology developed from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. BETEL provides clients with a reliable source of alternate energy.
Rice Husk Gasifier Links
Tom Miles, March 6, 2008
Following are some links for Rice Husk Gasifiers
Rice Biomass for Agriculture & Industry in the Philippines & ASEAN Bernardo D. Tadeo PhD PhilRice, Philippines (Pdf) Dec 14, 2005
R&D of Carbonizing Gasification of Biomass Wastes Kazuyoshi Ichikawa, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, March 2007
Case Studies on Small Scale Biomass Gasifier Based Decentralized Energy Generation Systems
G. Sridhar, H. V. Sridhar, Basawaraj, M.S.Sudarshan H. I. Somsekhar, S. Dasappa and, P. J.Paul
Combustion Gasification and Propulsion Laboratory, Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Indian Institute of Science