Kerala slowing India’s biomass advancements
India has the potential of generating 21,000MW of biomass power and Farooq Abdullah, the minister of new and renewable energy, said: ‘The leading states in producing biomass power are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu…Kerala has not done much.’
However Abdullah’s ministry is implementing a project on removal of barriers to biomass power generation in India assisted by UNDP/Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Of the project Abdullah said: ‘Its objective is to identify barriers in large scale commercialisation of biomass power. The project inter-alia involves establishment of 7-10 Model Investment Projects (MIPs) in different parts of the country to demonstrate the viability of investment and financing models.’