gasifiers are used to convert biomass in gas. The process
used for this is known as gasification. India has acquired
the technological craftsmanship to install these plants.
of the equipment/ machinery required for this is available
in India locally like:
grate / dumping grate boilers
pressure fluidized bed boilers
fluidized bed boilers
are several combinations available for use of this technology.
India is fast becoming self sufficient to design, plan,
engineer, install, commission, test, operate and maintain
plants using these technologies. All the resources required
for this are available in India and thus provide a very
cost effective solution.
government has come out with incentives to promote these
technologies as follows:
10.75% interest rate subsidy for biomass.
interest rate subsidy for bagasse.
states—Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana,
Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab,
Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh—They buy
back the biogases at pre defined rates.
interest subsidies for co-generation projects. In addition,
it provides capital subsidies to bagasse-based co-generation
projects in cooperative with public sector sugar mills.
State governments also provide various fiscal and financial
subsidies for installation of biomass gasifier systems.
Financial incentives valued at $30,000 per 100 kWe are provided
for 100% producer gas engines, with biomass gasifier systems
for both off-grid and grid-interactive applications.
on equipment during first year.
tax break with 30% exemption for projects with power purchase