The International Institute for Sustainable Development has written a comprehensive report of Climate Technology Initiative’s Asian technology transfer seminar in New Dehli last week.
According to IISD’s report, the “Joint Seminar on successful cases of technology transfer in Asian Countries” focussed on biomass technology, including case-study presentations on biofuel power for tea leaf drying in Indonesia, biomass gasification and power generation projects in China and Indonesia, applications of environmentally-friendly technologies for natural rubber processing in India, carbonising gasification for biomass/waste in Japan and rice husk power in Thailand.
Li Haibin, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, presented a paper on biomass gasification in China. He compared three biomass power generation technologies: direct combustion, co-firing and gasification, noting that gasification technology is feasible in China for plant under 10MW. Direct combustion and co-firing are more suitable for plant capacities over 10MW, he said. Li promoted the application of Japanese carbonising gasification technologies; and also presented the difficulties associated with pricing electricity generated from rice husk power plants.