What is the use of Biomass energy in India



Biomass is a renewable energy resource divided from the carbonaceous waste of various human and natural activities. It is derived from numerous sources, including the by-products from the wood industry, agricultural crops, raw material from the forests, household wastes etc.

Biomass does not add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere as it absorbs the same amount of carbon in growing as it releases when consumed as a fuel. Its advantage is that it can be used to generate electricity with the same equipment that is now being used for burning fossil fuels.

Biomass is an important source of energy and the most important fuel worldwide after coal, oil and natural gas. Bio­energy, in the form of biogas, which is derived from biomass, is expected to become one of the key energy resources for global sustainable development.

Biomass offers higher energy efficiency through form of Biogas than by direct burning. Bio-energy is being used for cooking mechanical applications, pumping power generation.

Biogas is a clean and efficient fuel, generated from cow-dung human waste or any kind of biological materials derived through anaerobic fermentation process. The biogas consists of 60% methane with rest mainly carbon-dioxide. Biogas is a safe fuel for cooking and lighting.