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About The Project

Theme of the Project is to develop an electronic atlas, that provides an outlook of the biomass resources in the country with a special reference to their potential for power generation. The main features include: Option for user selectable territorial sector of interest, at a level from taluka and above. Show the maps with standard data like boundaries, towns, roads and rivers in GIS layers with built-in intelligence for display management. Embed all the available and relevant information collected from survey groups supported by MNRE, and processed data from satellite imageries from ISRO, to provide consistent and useful information in a spatial and tabular results at the selected zone of interest.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) , India  to the fore in promoting renewables.

MNRE is the nodal agency of the Government of India for all matters relating to non-conventional/renewable energy. It undertakes policy making, planning, promotion and co-ordination functions relating to all aspects of renewable energy, including fiscal and financial incentives, creation of industrial capacity, promotion of demonstration and commercial programmes, R&D and technology development, intellectual property protection, human resource development and international relations. MNRE also deals with emergying areas such as fuel cells, electrical vehicles, ocean energy and hydrogen energy.

MNRE is headed by a Secretary and the activities of the Ministry are divided into different groups, as listed, on the basis of end use applications and activities. These groups are headed by Advisers and/or joint Secretaries.

Combustion , Gasification and Propulsion Laboratory (CGPL) , IISc

The Combustion, Gasification and Propulsion Laboratory (CGPL), at the Indian Institute of Science, is involved in innovative research and developmental activity in the field of Bio-resource in addition to frontier work in Aerospace propulsion. Besides fundamental studies, this laboratory has developed techniques of gasifying a wide range of biomass including agro-residues. These techniques have been perfected into small independent power plants, which could serve thermal or electricity needs of industry or rural society.

Further to efficient ways of harnessing energy through gasification process, techniques for obtaining value added products such as activated carbon and precipitated silica have been conceived. CGPL has been striving to address the energy requirements of biomass-based industries and offer turnkey solutions.