Biogas in Bangladesh : challenges and strategies

Amin, Yahia Md., Amin, Emran Md., & Amin, Zakaria Mohd. (2010) Biogas in Bangladesh : challenges and strategies. In Proceedings of IMAT 2010 – 3rd International Meeting of Advances in Thermofluids, Singapore, pp. 273-277.

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Abstract

The people of Bangladesh are underprivileged from continuous grid electricity. Despite the plentiful supply of renewable sources of energy in Bangladesh, currently their contribution to the electricity supply remains inconsequential. Use of renewable energy is considered an indispensable component of sustainable energy systems, as renewable energy resources emit less greenhouse gas emissions compared to other non-renewable energy systems. Out of the various renewable sources, solar and biogas and to a limited extend, wind and hydro-power are effectively used. Though the biogas production was the leading and most appropriate renewable energy resource in our country, it has become notably insignificant due to the lack of appropriate strategies and institutional settings. To address this, this article examines Bangladesh's current energy strategies and institutional settings and investigates future strategies for the advancement of biogas production. This article argues that further significant efforts could be made toward energy sustainability in Bangladesh and the development for a national sustainable energy policy.

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ID Code: 75088
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Biogas, fermentation
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Please consult the Author
Deposited On: 15 Aug 2014 05:39
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2014 04:29

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