Strategy on R&D activities for thermo-chemical conversion technology and promotion of biomass energy in the country

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is promoting thermo-chemical process based technology package, combustion and gasification power generation systems using locally available biomass resources both in the rural areas and as well as in industrial sectors where surplus biomass such as small wood chips, rice husk, arhar stalks, cotton stalks and other agro residues are available to meet the unmet demands of electricity inter-alia for lighting, water pumping and micro enterprises including telecom power etc. The technology development efforts along with the policy and fiscal / financial incentives introduced by the Ministry have resulted into mega watt installed capacity from biomass power systems.