Team Name : BizDom Kunwarbir Singh Abhishek Mandloi Anjali Samir Prakash
Rural Communities in villages Self Help-Groups Hostels and Hotels in urban areas In future, with subsequent successful implementation of this innovation, urban households can be tapped
Serves as potential replacement of LPG and traditional chulhas. Form of alternate renewable energy and eco-friendly. Smokeless fuel to a large extent. With current subsidies norms and price hike in LPG, it can be a good replacement. For rural areas, it will take time to change village culture for traditional chulhas.
Efficient smokeless fuel. Smart alternative for LPG. Eco-friendly. Convenience and leisure to woman especially rural India. Alternate source of energy.
Though similar attempts are taken abroad and national level. Its different in the sense, that the inputs used are generally waste wooden materials and other bio-degradable products. Moreover the fuel produced is smokeless so it can be adapted well enough in rural areas by women who are exposed to smoke in traditional chulhas. Can replace LPG as it is low cost, sustainable fuel.
All the spare parts required is available at panchayat level in rural areas. It has a long life and easy maintenance. Low cost innovation so can be implemented to achieve economies of scale. Brings in clean environment. Enables for carbon credit if taken up on a large scale.
Price-performance parameter is well achieved as it’s a low cost fuel and high performance is delivered. Moreover, smokeless feature is an added advantage. Spare parts are cheap and the whole setup is quite economical for the stakeholders. Certainly a game changer as it will change the face of the basic household and small units energy needs with its unique features and high outputs. Future source of energy.
As it’s a new setup for generating energy, it requires training beforehand to handle it. Ignition time to generate energy is 10 minutes which can sometimes be cumbersome. It will be difficult to achieve scalability in start as similar type of gasifiers are available with other vendors. More research work is going on to improve the setup in foreign countries. It takes time to cool down. General acceptance level is low in the country.
Key stakeholders are : Technology supplier(Parts supplier), Financial Institutions, Research Institute, Private Enterprise/ Community Organizations, MNRE For stakeholders, it’s a fair and transparent transactions as it’s less of risk for them as it’s a low investment project and have a long and sustainable life. Financial Institutions can be sensitized through various policies as demonstration projects, technological knowhow etc.
There are a number of value-adds provided to the stakeholders of this innovation. Technology partners can achieve high sales and profits of margin. Financial Institutions can support the new futuristic source of sustainable energy and help the budding entrepreneurs. Research institutes will get more insights into the new world of ideas of generating low cost smokeless energy. Government Bodies can look for alternative for LPG that’s going to exhaust sooner or later.
This innovation aims to bring the social equity in rural as well as urban areas especially for the women. Achieving gender equity is an important reason for attention to women and men’s energy needs. It will help in sustainable innovation and development for the society at large. It will bring all the people of the society on the same platform as far as concern for the environment and energy needs are concerned.
This noble innovation to provide society with the renewable and sustainable source of energy will be fulfilling everyone’s rights. As far as the rule of law is concerned, it should be developed keeping in mind afforestation and biomass gasification. Along with these measures, energy plantation should be taken care of. It will ultimately help in carbon credits. As it doesn’t cause any smoke it doesn’t violate any environmental policies or norms.
The values generated by this innovation is the sustainable and alternative source of energy for the rural as well as the urban areas. This low cost innovation can serve as a boon as an alternative for LPG. This innovation can be a next big thing or a practice for the society at large as it lets us overcome instability of LPG prices along with that it helps us meet the surging energy demands.