Rice husk cogeneration plant
Sustainable Development Co-Benefits
The project collects and utilises available and un-utilised waste biomass to generate electricity for in-house consumption. The site uses ‘carbon neutral fuel’ in the form of waste rice husk in an energy cogeneration plant. The facility has a a 2.50 MW output generating electricity and steam and thereby displacing power supplied from the Indian grid.
The project is saving the equivalent coal that would otherwise have been used for steam generation and avoids harmful gas emissions that would arise from using the coal. The project is located in a rural belt and contributes positively to the sustainable development of India by further strengthening four pillars of sustainable development:
The Project activity is contributing to an increase in the local employment by employing skilled and unskilled personnel for operation and maintenance of the equipment. The productive use of an agro waste brings in associated economic and social benefits. The project also helps to bridge the gap of electricity demand and supply at local and national level.
The increase in demand of rice husk has local effect on its price and generates additional revenue for the rice millers, which in turn benefits the local farmers.
The project is a renewable energy power project, which collects & utilises waste biomass generated in the local region as a fuel for power generation and exporting clean power to the grid.