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Biogas and Cattle Organs: An Alternative Significant Source of Energy for Sustainable Development in Rural Bangladesh
Södertörn University College, School of Life Sciences.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master), 40 points / 60 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A study has been conducted to assess the possibilities to introduce dead cattle organs as the raw material for biogas generation at the rural household level in Bangladesh. At the same time, the present energy situation in Bangladesh is highlighted. The actors in the energy sector have been identified. The energy policy of Bangladesh is not transparent and there seems to be no energy strategy for the country. Possibilities of other renewable sources of energy are also discussed. Biomass fuels comprise the main source of energy for the rural people and the major share of energy use is consumed after cooking and household lightning. Enormous amount of labor is spent in gathering and collecting of fuel wood and agricultural residues that reduces productivity among women and young children. Besides, biogas is generated from agricultural residues and animal excreta in Bangladesh. Tremendous pressure on rural forests for fuel wood is increasing and environmental degradation is occurring. Agricultural lands are losing vital nutrients as people are using crop residues and animal excreta for energy. Under present condition, the possibilities of adopting biogas technology and dead cattle organs as the raw materials to generate biogas is analyzed in terms of availability of the raw material. Sustainable development using biogas is also considered. And lastly, some recommendation is suggested, based on the current energy situation of Bangladesh.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Institutionen för livsvetenskaper , 2008. , p. 60
Keywords [en]
Energy sector, Sustainable development, Biogas, Demand-supply, Sustainability, General Equilibrium, demand shaping.
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Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-1617OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-1617DiVA, id: diva2:15716
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