Title

Development and Field Testing of Small Biomass Gasifier-Engine Systems in India: A Joint Project by an American and Indian Team

Abstract

Under a multi-year United States/India Cooperative Alternative Energy Program, small (about 4 kW) biomass gasifier-engine systems were designed, fabricated, and after laboratory testing, underwent field demonstration tests for lifting irrigation water on selected rural sites in India. This paper presents the work accomplished under the system design, development, laboratory, and field testing phases. Recommendations are made with respect to commercializing biomass gasification technology in India.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Biomass Gasification; Charred Fuel; Field Tests; India; Pumping Irrigation Water; Small-Scale Gasifier Systems; Wood Fuel

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1989 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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