Waste Biomass Gasification Based off-grid Electricity Generation: A Case Study in Pakistan
2016 (English)In: Energy Procedia, ISSN 1876-6102, E-ISSN 1876-6102, Vol. 103, 406-412 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The objective is to investigate the waste gasification based off-grid electricity generation in developing countries like Pakistan utilizing mixed biomass composts (mixture of agricultural wastes including rice hulls and wheat straw with cow/poultry manure compost). Different scenarios are compared; (1) levels of electricity demand and utilization, (2) costs for variable biomass mix, (3) combined domestic and cottage industry business model. The levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) is used as an indicator to measure the competitiveness of off-grid electricity generation. There is a large potential of off-grid electricity generation. However, the estimated off-grid electricity price is found to be higher in all scenarios than average governmental electricity tariff.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 103, 406-412 p.
capacity factor, gasification, levelized cost of electricity, off-grid electricity, Agricultural wastes, Biomass, Composting, Costs, Developing countries, Electric power generation, Fertilizers, Gas generators, Hulls (seed coverings), Straw, Business modeling, Capacity factors, Cottage industries, Electricity demands, Electricity tariff, Levelized cost of electricities, Off-grids, Waste gasification, Electric power transmission networks
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-34837DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2016.11.307ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85010877238OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-34837DiVA: diva2:1073092
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