Rice Husks Fuel Miniature, Off-Grid Power Stations In India

Rice Husks Fuel Miniature, Off-Grid Power Stations In India
Innovation

Agricultural waste is bringing electricity to rural areas of the country.

Naresh Kumar
  • 29 july 2010

An Indian company called Husk Power Systems is bringing electricity to some of the most rural parts of India by using rice husks as fuel. Rice husk is a by-product of the rice growing process and is generally dumped into landfills, but by using it to build miniature, off-grid power stations, they generate electricity for around 500 households per each power plant that requires just 3 employees to operate and maintain.

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