Removal of barriers in mainstreaming the biomass gasifier systems for thermal applications in India


To facilitate the large-scale penetration of the gasifier technology in India by the creation of a separate line of credit.

Main Activities

  • Raise awareness amongst users, banks, manufactures and Local Service providers (LSP) about the biomass gasifier technology;
  • Create a revolving fund to finance manufacturers, users and LSPs through alternative financing options - leasing through the manufacturers and LSP and direct financing to the users. The saving on account of energy costs will be used to repay the loan amount for use as revolving fund;
  • Finance 30 biomass gasifier systems of various capacities (10 kg/hour to 300 kg/hour) to the SMiEs (about 2MWth capacity);
  • Develop a minimum of five local nodes/local service provider.

Expected Impact

  • Mainstreaming biomass gasifier for thermal applications in SMEs;
  • The problem of energy accessibility for small industry sector could be solved through introduction of locally available biomass resources;
  • Introduce the scope of livelihood generation for the local service provider for O&M of biomass gasifiers and biomass production and processing.
Programme sector: 

Renewable Energy (RE) (Business&Finance)

Stage of project: 



2007 - 2010


€ 167,373 including co-funding from India-Canada Environment Facility (ICEF), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Implementing agency: 

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

REEEP grant funded by: