Perspectives of Feedstock Supply for Biomass-Based Energy Plant Development in India: Views from an Expert Survey

Md. Hassan, Karthikeyan Natarajan, Paavo Pelkonen, Anas Zyadin, Ari Pappinen
2015 Challenges  
Utilization of renewable energy resources is imperative due to energy access, energy security, and energy sustainability coupled with the rising environmental concern. India is one of the largest land mass countries in the world and amply bestowed with biomass resources. Investigations on biomass supply potential, socio-economic challenges, local people attitudes, current bioenergy markets, and technologies are prerequisite while seeking to develop sustainable energy plants. The study aimed to
more » ... The study aimed to assess expert attitudes on woodbased energy development in India. This assessment was based on the opinions of Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers who are involved in managing wood-based biomass resources in different parts of the country. The study gave emphasis to the advantages, problems, and directions of the biomass based energy development in the country. The results showed that the development of biomass-based energy plants involves a number of challenges both locally and nationally. In addition, the study also highlighted the possible benefits of developing biomass based energy plants at local and national levels. The outcomes of this study provide useful information to the policy decision makers, energy entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders in the development of biomass based energy in India.
doi:10.3390/challe6010071 fatcat:3pbn6li25jeiln66muum34neaq