International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part L (2016)
Mitigation of greenhouse gases through instillation of biogas plants in rural area: A case study in South Karnataka, India
Rural areas of developing countries are very dependent on biomass fuels such as firewood and dried up cattle dung for their energy consumption. This use of energy is often coupled with many problems such as deforestation, land degradation, various human health and socio economical and environmental problems as giving raise to emissions of greenhouse gases. This report assesses the use of biogas plants in developing rural areas and looks into problems and challenges as well as benefits and success factors. In general, the assessment found that the total carbon emissions saved from the setting up and use of biogas plants ever since inception can therefore be designed to be 85tCO2. The total fuel wood use reduced by the installation and use of the BERI project is calculated as 1.46 tones /family/year. Estimating this for the total 53 households benefiting from biogas, gives a total fuel wood conservation of 24.82 tones /year. A case study of BERI Project has been made. The project was funded by Global Environment Facility and co-financed by India Canada Environment Facility (ICEF), Government of Karnataka and Government of India (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
How to cite this article:
Dr. Kumar. Mitigation of greenhouse gases through instillation of biogas plants in rural area: A case study in South Karnataka, India. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(1):809-812.