The Biomass base power plant of RREL is located near village Darramuda and Garh umaria , at Raigarh district in the Chhattisgarh state. The 14 MW Biomass based captive power plant is operational since Feb 2007 and 1 lakh tonnes capacity steel plant base on induction furnace is under implementation, for which the consent to establish has already been obtained.

The overall goal of this policy is to contribute to rural poverty reduction and environmental conservation by ensuring access to clean, reliable and appropriate energy in the rural areas. In order to achieve this goal, the

Off grid systems are immune to high losses. It can cater to a whole range of rural consumers

According to the 2001 census, about 43.5% of the households have been provided with electricity connections. This has gone up from 30.5% at the time of the 1991 census. The vast majority of rural population, however, still has no access to electricity and is dependent on kerosene lamps and lanterns. Jan-Mar 2005

The use of clean fuels such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) instead of biomass-based fuels used for cooking in India would be beneficial in several ways. However, only about 33.6 million or 17.5% of all Indian homes use LPG as their primary cooking fuel, with 90% of rural homes still dependent on some form of biomass.

The paper brings out detailed account of an intervention through a gasifier system as an alternative to reduce the fuel cost in the silk dyeing industry. The field performance of a gasifier based silk dyeing oven developed by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is described in detail.

The International Conference for Renewable Energies is to be held in Bonn, Germany. But here is a sector dwarfed by fossil fuels, and although governments can proactively root for renewables, and some have, the options given to developing countries are qu

Even remote areas can be electrified through biomass gasification

It has been a year since Anil Agarwal, the founder editor of Down To Earth, passed away. We remember him every moment. We work as his proxies. We work his dreams; they have become ours, too. His