[Gasification] [Stoves] Producer gas without nitrogen

Anand Karve adkarve at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 23:50:06 CDT 2012

Dear Arnt,
The President of India is a political appointee. Before being appointeed to
Presidentship, our present President was rather an obscure member of
Parliament. When she was appointed as President, we learnt that in her
college days she used to play badminton and during her adult life she
supported Mrs. Indira Gandhi. She got the Presidentship most probably
because of the loyalty that she showed to Mrs. Indira Gandhi. The
penultimate President that we had, was in fact a professional scientist,
but he could not influence the science establishment in India during his
tenure as President. In fact he made a fool of himself by rooting for
Jatropha curcas and biodiesel made from it, without realising that
Jatropha was one of the lowest yielding vegetable oil plant species in
On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 4:53 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,
> >      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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Dr. A.D. Karve
Trustee & Founder President, Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI)
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