The international exhibition for innovative energy supply EnergyDecentral India takes place for the first time together with the exhibition Intersolar India in Mumbai at Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC). EnergyDecentral India will offer a unique platform for new trends in biogas production and use as well as vast networking opportunities for exhibitors interested in entering the Indian market. German Agricultural Society (DLG International GmbH) is the organizer of EnergyDecentral India.
The Indian government is planning to investments in biomass plants with a capacity of 10 GW by the year 2022. All areas of renewable energies are to be expanded by a total of 1.25 billion dollars. India is with 1.31 billion inhabitants the second-populous country in the world. The energy consumption is steadily increasing. Due to outdated and inefficient power plants India‘s population is not supplied sufficiently with electricity. Currently over 55% of all residents have no access to electricity especially in rural areas. An increased efficiency is necessary for energy generation and transmission. In 2016, the capacity of net-bound renewable energy amounted to 46 GW, which is 15% of the total energy capacity of the country (307 GW). India‘s problem is to feed the renewable energy back into the overloaded power grid. Remains of food production, energy plants as well as agricultural waste (about 460 million tones per year) have huge potential for biomass production. Furthermore, India has one of the biggest cattle population worldwide whose manure could also be used to produce energy.