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Bio Gas Project Report

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Community biogas plants: IEI’s Rural Electricity and Water Supply Utility (REWSU) project with special reference to the utility at Mavinakere (Arsikere taluk, Hassan district, Karnataka)

September 2003

Prepared by K.V.Narasimha Murthy, Chandru B.T. and Antonette D’Sa

International Energy Initiative

25/5 Borebank Road, Benson Town, Bangalore 560 046 E-mail:

List of tables List of figures List of annexures 1. Background 2. IEI’s REWSU Project 2.1. Status of REWSUs assessed during October/November 2000 2.2. Reasons for non-operation 2.3. Continuation of operation 3. Case study of Mavinakere village 3.1. Socio-economic statistics 3.2. Household energy and water requirements 3.2.1. Household energy needs 3.2.2. Water required for domestic/irrigation purposes 3.3. Performance of the biogas-based water supply utility 3.3.1. Qualitative factors 3.3.2. Quantitative factors 3.3.3. Comparison of life-cycle costs 4. Further scope 5. Lessons learnt Annexures References

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i International Energy Initiative, Bangalore

Tables and figures pertaining to the case-study on Mavinakere List of tables: Table 1: Educational levels in the village Table 2: Land holding pattern Table 3: Livestock ownership pattern Table 4: Electricity connections Table 5: Census of household electrical appliances Table 6: Average monthly electricity bills for domestic connections Table 7: Crops cultivated (2002) Table 8: Operation of the plant (between December 1997 and May 2003) Table 9: Average fuel consumption of the biogas-diesel engine (January to December 2002) Table 10: Reasons for non-operation and diesel-mode operation of the system 12 Table 11: Component-costs of the biogas-diesel plant @ 2003 prices List of figures: Figure 1: Operations during the year 2002 Figure 2: Daily dung collection for the year 2002 Figure 3: Fuel supply during the year 2002 Figure 4: Operating expenses for the year...

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