Husk Power Systems, India
21st century living arrives in Bihar

Bihar is one of the most poorly-served states in India when it comes to electricity. Husk Power is connecting remote villages in Bihar to a clean, reliable electricity supply, which provides better light, harnesses a widespread waste product and costs less than alternatives. Husk Power’s 65 plants gasify rice husks and other biomass waste to supply electricity to around 180,000 people and, by replacing kerosene, they cut greenhouse emissions by over 8,000 tonnes of CO2 a year. The company is growing rapidly, aiming for over 2,000 plants in operation by the end of 2014.

2014 Update

Husk now has 85 plants that benefit over 210,000 people and saving 10,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.

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Filling a gasifier plant with rice husk, Tamkuha, Bihar.
Husk provides training to increase uptake of gasifier technology.
Houses in rural Bihar are made of highly flammable materials; fires from kerosene lamps are all too frequent.
Gyanesh Pandey
Husk Power Systems
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