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Feasibility of a national programme on domestic biogas in Bangladesh : final report


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Abstract: This report presents the finding of a study conducted by SNV to assess the feasibility to set-up and implement a national programme on domestic biogas in Bangladesh. This study was conducted in March 2005. A national programme on domestic biogas in Bangladesh looks feasible as: (1) Bangladesh has already a rich history in domestic biogas with close to 24,000 units constructed throughout the country so far; (2) the technical potential for biogas amounts to at least one million units; (3) there are no strong limiting social factors; (4) a Taka 7,000 investment subsidy is generally sufficient to attract potential farmers resulting in a satisfactory financial rate of return (FIRR) of 15% for the farmer; (5) Bangladesh is endowed with an impressive number and variety of institutes, organizations and companies potentially able to participate in the implementation of a national programme; (6) there is a clear will and interest among potential stakeholders to be engaged in a national programme. The tentative outline for the national programme with a longer-term vision to develop a commercial, sustainable biogas sector includes the production of 36,450 biogas plants up to 2009 and will cost about Euro 14.7 million.
Authors: Nes, W.J. van , Boers, W. , Khurseed-Ul-Islam
Country: Bangladesh
Category: Practice
Keywords: energy resources , sustainable development
Language: eng
Organization: SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
PAGE: 67
Place: The Hague
Publisher: SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
Year: 2005
Region: South Asia
Right: © 2005 SNV
Subject: Environment and Natural Resources
Title: Feasibility of a national programme on domestic biogas in Bangladesh : final report