Department of AdditIonal Sources of Energy, Government of Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh New & Renewable Energy Development Agency

Biomass Based Gasifier Power Project

Requirement of thermal and electrical energy of namkeen/bakery, factories, rice mills and cold storage etc. can be met by setting up Gasifier Plants (from 40 kilo watt to 1 mega watt) based on gasification technique using mainly rice husk and udi biomass. To get some relief from increasing rates and unavailability of diesel/furnace oil and electricity, entrepreneurs are setting up gasifier plants with or without grant from the central government. About 40-44 mega watt capacity has been created till the end of 2013-14, through the establishment of gasifier plants by more than 171 industrial units of the state.

UPNEDA has established 3 plants of various capacities in the state under this scheme. In fiscal year 2014-15, under the state government's ambitious Kamdhenu Dairy Programme all districts of the state in various capacities in each dairy biogas energy production from 16 proposals approved by the Government of India has been made. From which 09 plant have already been completed, work on the remaining is in progress. 10 proposals are pending in the ministry for approval.