Acta Scientific Applied Physics

Research Article Volume 2 Issue 1

Challenges in Paddy Straw Procurement and its Effect on Cost of Power Generation

Manjeet Singh1, Harppdf/ASAPup>2, Yadwinder Singh Brar3, Kamalkant Sharma4 and Himanshu Monga5*

1Research Scholar, I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala, Punjab, India

2Associate Professor, GNDEC, Ludhiana, I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala, Punjab, India

3Professor, Electrical Engineering, I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala, Punjab, India

4Associate Professor, Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab, India

5Professor, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Government Engineering College, Sundernagar, Mandi, HP, India

*Corresponding Author: Himanshu Monga, Professor, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Government Engineering College, Sundernagar, Mandi, HP, India.

Received: September 09, 2021; Published: December 07, 2021


The focus towards the use of biomass for Power Generation has increased intensely from the past few years because of the awareness of global warming and a bad impact on the environment due to the combustion of fossil fuels. This paper addresses the challenges for power production using paddy straw faced during the procurement and its storage. The paper opted for an exploratory study using the open-ended approach of grounded theory, including sample collection and experimenting. It has been observed that the various challenges are farmer awareness, transportation cost, storage cost, degradation due to storage and pre-feeding costs. The results have shown that there is 20.49% decrease in Calorific Value due to degradation of paddy straw at storage. The cost of generation in the month of procurement is 0.02304$/kWh and it has been increased to 0.0289$/kWh.


Keywords: Biomass Combustion; Paddy Straw; Power Generation; Cost of Generation


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Citation: Himanshu Monga., et al. “Challenges in Paddy Straw Procurement and its Effect on Cost of Power Generation". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 2.1 (2022): 02-08.


Copyright: © 2022 Himanshu Monga., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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