India: the electricity from the tree Babool

The beneficial effects of Babool on health have long been known in India. By taming a piece of Babool, the tannin it contains provides protection against mold and bacteria that lodge in the mouth. Research is also being conducted by the Unconventional Energy Sources Department in Rajasthan, where the plant is abundantly present, to study the possibility of producing electricity from its combustion.

According to the studies, 12 kg of Babool would produce 7.5 kWh of electricity. The production of electricity from Babool is cheaper (2.50 rupees / unit) than conventional sources (3 has 4.5 rupees / unit). Thanks to a plant, set up with the help of the State of Rajasthan and the Indian Government, it will be possible to offer a very profitable electricity by using unused agricultural materials for the regions which are difficult to electrify.

Source: Hindustan Times, 08 / 09 / 2004
Editor: ROBIC Erwan

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