[Gasification] [Stoves] Producer gas without nitrogen
viswanathanks at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 20:26:27 CDT 2012
President in India is a figure head and a dumb head in India selected by an
uneducated Italian woman who is
the president of Congress Party in India now.
On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 2:23 AM, Arnt Karlsen <arnt at c2i.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Mar 2012 11:37:28 +0800, Anand wrote in message
> <CACPy7SdB6DaU-Oh6DsrWeaPEJ7-Uv0LaOUrb469aF9WZc9sdiw at mail.gmail.com>:
> > Dear Stovers and Gasifiers,
> > just as Tom Reed became nostalgic, I too would like to go back into
> > the past. I obtained my Ph.D. in 1960 in plant physiology
> > and conducted research in Botany and agriculture till the 1990s.. In
> > the early part of the decade of 1990s, my daughter, Dr. Priyadarshini
> > Karve, introduced me to the subject of biomass based energy. She also
> > obtained a personal computer at that time, which I too used in my
> > spare time. In this way I got introduced to the group interested in
> > stoves. In 2003, I developed the technology of urban biogas plants
> > which used food waste as feedstock rather than dung. When I started
> > reporting this in seminars and conferences, the audience used to hoot
> > me out, because the textbooks said in those days that non-dung
> > substances could be fed into a biogas plant, but that they had to be
> > co-fermented with dung. People started believing me only after I
> > received the Ashden Award in 2006 for this discovery. And now, within
> > just 10 years of my discovery, urban biogas systems using food waste
> > as the sole feedstock have found worldwide acceptance.
> > Indian agriculture generates annually 800 million tons of waste
> > biomass. Indian cities generate annually 200 million tons of organic
> > waste. Taken together, this waste has more than three times as much
> > energy as the petroleum that India annually imports. Using the old
> > technologies of biogas, producer gas and coal gas, we can easily stop
> > importing petroleum altogether. As one of the participants in the
> > discussion on this topic mentioned, we now have much better
> > materials, catalysts, control systems etc., so that we can revive
> > these old technologies and make them work more efficiently. I have
> > been going around, giving lectures on this topic for the last one
> > year and I thought that this theme would be enthusiastically taken up
> > by the Indian scientists and engineers, but whomever I talked to,
> > came up with text book references and gems of traditional wisdom,
> > showing how it could not be done. I am now an old, retired scientist,
> > having no access to any modern workshop or laboratory. So the only
> > thing I can do is to appeal to the youngsteers to take up work on
> > this theme so that the problems of waste disposal and depleting
> > fossil fuels can both be simultaneously solved.
> > Yours A.D.Karve
> ..any reason you cannot run for e.g president India to do this?
> ..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt Karlsen
> ...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
> Scenarios always come in sets of three:
> best case, worst case, and just in case.
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