The latest biomass gasifier, which converts wood or agricultural residues into a combustible gas mixture, was fired up on March 24 in a remote village of southern India, as part of a project to provide clean power for rural dwellers, according to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). “This project looks at how remote communities can have better access to electricity in an environment friendly, carbon neutral way,” Kemal Dervis, UNDP Administrator, said at the commissioning ceremony for the small plant in Boregunte, a village in Karnataka state. (UN News Service)

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