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26 Jul / 2010Program by:

Biomass for electricity

On Monday 26th July 2010 in Town Hall conference hall we had a chance to hear interesting presentation about Beema bamboo as an ecological and economical source of energy by Pashi and few others. . This bamboo is a native Indian specie which has been proven to grow well under our local conditions and which possesses many assets – very good yield , it has a high biomass content, as well as a good pulp and a high calorific value (4000 K cal/kg). It therefore acts as a carbon sink as it can absorb CO2 3 to 4 times more than trees;

it has no thorns, it has the ability to grow in calcine soil and any poor soil, it does not flower, it has always the same size. As a result, it has a very good cost to benefit ratio compared to any other known species of bamboo. The possible end uses are manifold and can range from a straight economic support for the farms by selling to the local market (biomass as an energy source, crafts, pulp production) to a clean way of producing electricity for Auroville through the gasification process