is producing more than 13,00,00,000 tons of biomass yearly.
This biomass is surplus and is capable of generating more
16,000 Megawatt of energy, this much energy enhancement
in India can solve the electricity shortage problems very
quickly. North India is capable of producing more than 75%
of these projected figures of which Rajasthan alone is capable
of producing more than 25% of the projected figures for
North India for biofuel.
there is the technology for Bagasse cogeneration. This technology
has been adopted in the states of Maharashtra and Uttar
Pradesh. The potential of these states alone in this technology
is more than Fifty Five percent. In 2006, the combined capacity
of plants using this technology was being used to produce
more than Five Hundred Eighty Megawatt of energy (this includes
both On Grid and Off Grid systems).
2012 the capacity of the existing plants and new plants,
together is planned to cross One Thousand Two Hundred Megawatt
in these states alone.
resources made available by biomass can be utilised in rice
mills, sulphuric acid, caustic soda, paper industry, Fertilizers,
cotton textile, iron and steel, aluminium, refineries and
2002 in India this technology was producing Three Hundred
and Eighty megawatt approximately. In 2007, the operational
plant using this technology had reached a figure of One
Thousand Two Hundred Fifty megawatt capacity. In these five
years India has almost enhanced its capacity to three times
what it was producing in 2002.
states which have contributed to this aspect are Andhra
Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. These
states own a share of more than 75% of the total installed
capacity mentioned above, since these states are very rich
in the resources of Biomass.