Energy Private Limited
India 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.
Then 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).
By 2012 the capacity of the existing plants
and new plants, together is planned to cross One Thousand Two
Hundred Megawatt in these states alone.
The 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 man-made fibres.
In 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. The states which have contributed
to this aspect are Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
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.