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1 Introduction
1.1Justification
1.2 The goal
1.3 Differentiations in the theoretical assumptions andpractical observations
1.3.1 Theoretical assumptions
1.3.2 Practical observations
1.4 Report outline
2 Research framework
2.1An overviewofexisting literature into rural biomass gasification in India
2.2 Uphoff: Ultimate goals ofdevelopment
2.2.1 Productivity
2.2.2 Well being
2.2.3 Empowerment
2.3 Application success
2.3.1 Technical success
2.3.2 Financial success
2.4 Institutional success
2.5 Indian rural electricitysetting
2.6 The framework model
2.7 Techniques ofresearch
2.8 Research questions
2.9 Limitations ofthe research
3 Energy in India
3.2 Energy in India
3.3 Rural development andelectricity
3.4 Power subsidies, theft and corruption
3.7 The biomass gasifierprogram ofMNRE
4 Gasification technology
4.2 History
4.4 Gasification
4.5 The biomass gasifier system
4.6 Mass and energy balance
4.7 The small scale biomass gasifiers
5 Past experiences
5.2 Hosahalli and Hanumanthanagara villages
5.2.1 Actors involved
5.2.2 History of the project
5.2.3 System layout and operation
5.2.4 The fieldwork research
5.2.5 Ultimate goals of development
5.2.7 Application success
5.2.8 Institutional success of the liSe and ASTRA/CST
5.2.9 Conclusion about the Hosahalli and Hanumanthanagara projects
5.3 The small scale biomass gasifiers in rural Tamil Nadu
5.3.1 Introduction
5.3.2 Actors involved
5.3.3 Planning process and applications
5.3.4 The biomass gasifiers case studies
5.3.5 Application success
5.3.6 Institutional successes
5.3.7 Incidental developmental impact
5.3.8 Conclusions
6 The new biomass gasifier initiatives for rural India
6.2 Biomass Energy for Rural India
6.2.1 Introduction
6.2.2 The BERI Program
6.2.3 The biomass gasifier plans
6.2.4 Ultimate goals of development
6.2.5 Application success
6.2.6 Institutional success
6.2.7 Conclusion
6.3 Periyar Maniammai College ofEngineering for women
6.3.1 Introduction
6.3.2 The Periyar I PURA program
6.3.3 The biomass gasifier plans
6.3.4 Ultimate goals of development
6.3.5 Application success
6.3.6 Institutional success
6.3.7 Conclusion
6.4 The DESIpower 100 villages electrification project
6.4.1 Introduction
6.4.2 The DESI program
6.4.3 The 100 villages biomass gasifier plans
6.4.4 Ultimate goals of development
6.4.5 Application success
6.4.6 Institutional success
6.4.7 Conclusions
7 Discussion and conclusions
7. 1Group 1: The developmentalgoals driven group
7.2 Group 2: The educational research institutes group
7.3 Group 3: The cost saving projects group
7.4 Success pergroup compared
7.5 Requirements for success ofbiomass gasifiers in rural setting
7.6 Conclusion
7.7 The conclusions with reference to existing literature
8 Recommendations
8.2 Formation ofa biomass working group
8.3 Grid connection oflarger scale applications
8.4 Requirements for appropriate feasibility study
8.5 Adaptation ofCDM finance
8.6 Review ofsubsidy schedule
8.7 Closer fit between the beneficiaries and the technology
Bibliography
List of abbreviations
Appendices
Appendix A: Questionnaires
Appendix B: Interviews
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TU/e graduation thesis 2008. Research into the application of biomass gasifiers in rural India. Past experiences and future plans are reviewed.
TU/e graduation thesis 2008. Research into the application of biomass gasifiers in rural India. Past experiences and future plans are reviewed.

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