Bhattacharya Subhes C.

Sources renouvelables
Titre Ouvrage:
Wood energy in India: Status and prospects
Energy, in press, 18 April
The share of wood in total energy consumption of the country is estimated to be about 18% ; it is mostly used as fuel in household cooking; small quantities are also used in other applications such as restaurants, brick and tile manufacturing and agro-processing ; the energy crisis of 1973 triggered interest in use of wood in modern applications, initially in gasifiers for pumping water and small-scale electricity generation in rural areas and later in power generation using steam turbines ;  the paper presents a review of different aspects of wood energy in India and an assessment of its potential in 2050 ; the potential of biopower capacity based on surplus wood after meeting demands for timber and fuelwood is estimated to be 180–260 GW.