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Crop residues power Indian industry

Over 8,000 farmers in India's Gujarat state are supplying their crop residues to a green energy company, for manufacture of biomass fuel pellets. The pellets are sold to local industry as a greener and more efficient alternative to coal and lignite, reducing carbon emissions and earning the farmers valuable income.
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We have established to crop wastage plant In kota ( Rajasthan). and we have to do work in this sector in future.
posted by: sandeep (06:24:15 Sun 18th August 2013)

Chopping & mixing the crop residue in soil is a standard practice to increase soil fertility. Cotton stalk - a primary biomass sourced by Abellon is woody & difficult to chop and mulch manually. It degrades slowly, attracting harmful termites. Farmers burn these residue, polluting the environment. They don't put the resulting ash back to the soil, instead use chemical fertilizers for crop nutrition. Abellon collects these agri-residue to make pellets, which otherwise are burnt. Poornakumbha helps the farmers to replace chemical fertilizers with organic compost and plant nutrition-soil enhancement solutions. Poornakumbha advises the farmers on topics such as soil health testing and soil fertility & yield improvement.
posted by: Abellon CleanEnergy Limited (10:19:53 Wed 14th December 2011)

Instead of training Poornakhumba advisers to train farmers, why doesn't the University help farmers directly to compost agri-residues? Pot-bellied scientists, I guess, find it hard to get out of their air conditioned chambers and go to the fields.
posted by: Raghavendra Rao (10:11:08 Fri 25th November 2011)

I would think that chopping and composting the residue, tilling into the soil or putting it in furrows or pits and covering it with soil would be a better use over the long term.
posted by: Will Colston (00:09:25 Sat 12th November 2011)

Those farmers are destroying their soil. That organic matter that they are selling is fertilizer for their soil and their yields are going to go down, down, down.
posted by: ken hargesheimer (11:49:40 Tue 8th November 2011)

 

 

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