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Co-firing with biomass at Edenderry Power Station

Exemption of Biomass Power Plants of capacity less than 15 MW from the need of taking Environment Clearance

Rajasthan (2015)

Biomass Resource Assessment for Haryana state

Vol 9, Issue 4- February 2016

Decentralized Application of Biomass Gasifier for thermal energy demand

Issue 6- Oct-Dec 2015

Biomass resource availability in Kerala

A Model of Fuel Supply Linkages at SLS Power, Nellore

Issue 5- July-Sept 2015

Vol 9, Issue 3- December 2015

Biomass Supply Management Using ERP Platform

Electricity Generation using Pine Needles in Uttarakhand

Amendments in the Tariff Policy

CERC approved modified procedure for implementation of REC Mechanism w.e.f. 05.11.2015

Rajasthan biomass fuel supply study 2015

Ensuring sustainable biomass supply at Malwa Biomass Power Project

Agro residue resource availability in Andaman & Nicobar

Cane trash as an alternate fuel resource for biomass cogeneration plant

Rescheduling of 2nd Renewable Energy Global Investors’ Meet & Expo (RE-INVEST) to 14 - 16 March, 2017

Biomass gasification based combined heat and power plant at Güssing, Austria

Maharashtra policy for grid connected power projects based on new and renewable energy sources – 2015

Biomass agro-residue resource availability in Tamil Nadu

Biomass agro-residue resource availability in Karnataka

Engine manufacturers for Producer Gas

Andhra Pradesh biomass resource study  

Uttarakhand biomass resource study  

CSP-Biomass hybrid plant In Spain - a case study  

Summary of Policies and Tariff for Promotion of Grid Connected Biomass Power Projects  

Tax Free Infrastructure Bonds for renewable energy
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Biomass information

Worldwide photosynthetic activity is estimated to store seventeen times as much energy as is consumed annually by all nations in the world. Even if the energy required for collection, processing, and conversion into other useful forms is taken into account, biomass still holds the promise to meet the complete energy needs of the world, if managed and used effectively and sustainably.


What is Biomass

The term "biomass" generally refers to renewable organic matter generated by plants through photosynthesis wherein solar energy combines with carbon dioxide (CO2) and moisture to form carbohydrates and oxygen. Materials with combustible organic matter are referred to as biomass, which consists of three basic elements that are oxygenated hydrocarbons: Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen.


Types of Biomass Resources

Biomass fuels can be classified into two main types: woody and agricultural biomass. While woody biomass comes mainly from forest trees/energy plantations, agriculture biomass comprises field based residues and process based residues. Field based residues are plant materials that remain in farm after removal of the main crop produce (e.g. straw, stalks, sticks, leaves, fibrous materials, roots, branches, twigs, etc.). Process based residues (agro-industrial residues), which are by-products of post harvest processes of crops, namely, cleaning, threshing, sieving, crushing, etc. and can be in the form of husk, dust, or straws (e.g. groundnut shells, rice husk, bagasse, corn cobs, coconut shell, coir pith, etc.). Municipal solid wastes and animal and poultry wastes are also referred to as biomass as they are biodegradable in nature.

 


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