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Biomass: Energy and Environmental Concerns in Developing Country

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Chemistry, BUIT, Barkatullah University, Bhopal- 462026, MP, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 1, Issue (1), Pages 54-57, August,22 (2012)


There is a realization on the need to search for decentralized and renewable energy-based options to meet the rural energy needs in a sustainable way. Among all the renewable energy sources, biomass is the largest, most diverse and readily exploitable resource. Biomass is generally and wrongly regarded as a low-status fuel and in many countries rarely finds its way into statistics. Bioenergy can be modernized through the application of advanced technology to convert raw biomass into modern, easy-to-use carriers. This could bring very significant social and economic benefits to both rural and urban areas. In developing countries biomass fuel is dominant energy source providing one third of their total energy demand. The fulfill of the demand of energy is only by the beneloped of biomass sources. The promotion of biomass energy in the country is being encouraged through favorable policy regimes. Biomass has been used for energy purposes ever since man discovered fire. Today, biomass fuels can be utilized for tasks ranging from heating the house to fuelling a car and running a computer.


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