Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2017, Volume : 13, Issue : 2 First page : ( 333) Last page : ( 338)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2017.00184.6
Sustaining Rural Livelihood through Gasification of Biomass
The applications of gasification products comprise impending use as process output that can be converted into mechanical, electrical and/or heat energy use in several industries and sectors including rural households. Different types of agricultural and forestry residues, energy crops, dairy-house, piggery, poultry, domestic and industrial wastes can be used as feedstock. There is a tremendous potential of work involving thermo-chemical and bio-chemical processes and the characterization of their products. With or without pre-treatment, the feedstock biomass can be gasified under different technological conditions viz. in bio-chemical digester (biogas plant) or in thermal digester (gasifiers), to find out what are the most suitable conditions for maximum energy outputs.