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An assessment of the potential for non-plantation biomass resources in selected Asian countries for 2010

Bhattacharya, SC and Salam, Abdul P and Hu, Runqing and Somashekar, HI and Racelis, DA and Rathnasiri, PG and Yingyuad, Rungrawee (2005) An assessment of the potential for non-plantation biomass resources in selected Asian countries for 2010. In: Biomass and Bioenergy, 29 (3). pp. 153-166.

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Abstract

This paper presents a synthesis of assessment of the energy potential of non-plantation biomass resources in five Asian countries-China,India, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand, and is based on the detailed national-level studies carried out in these countries under the Asian Regional Research Programme in Energy, Environment and Climate (ARRPEEC). The national level studies were undertaken to estimate the energy potential of: (i) primary residues, (ii) secondary and processing residues (iii) animal manure, (iv) municipal solidwastes (MSW), (v) fuelwood released through efficiency improvement and substitution by other fuels. The sustainable potential of non-plantation biomass resources in 2010 in China, India, Philippines,Sri Lanka and Thailand is estimated to be about 8.90, 8.77, 0.97, 0.14 and 0.82 EJ, respectively; the potential is estimated to be about 17,45, 34, 33, and 14% of the projected total energy consumption in 2010,respectively, in the countries.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: Conservation;Energy potential;Non-plantation biomass;Residues;Sustainable energy
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (formerly ASTRA)
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:20
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/3832

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