A Review of Potential Renewable Energy Preference in Rural Area of Bangladesh
Journal of Energy and Natural Resources
Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 64-68
Received: Mar. 22, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 28, 2017; Published: Dec. 19, 2017
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Samrat Mitra, Department of Environmental Science, Satmford University Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Monzer Hossain Sarkar, Department of Environmental Science, Satmford University Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ahmad Kamruzzaman Majumder, Department of Environmental Science, Satmford University Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Abstract
Khulna is located in the south western part of Bangladesh. Khulna is the third largest city of Bangladesh where the livelihood depends on mostly agricultural practices and livestock farming. Thus there might have significant potential for biogas production. From this point of view the present study has been taken into consideration. A structured questionnaire survey was conducted to investigate the plenty of livestock resources, their energy consumption pattern, biogas production, and replacement of traditional energy consumption with biogas in 80 households which is selected randomly. Study found that total manure production is 3080125.5 kg/yr and residues production is 102252.34 kg/yr. 94 percent of the households are still using mud stoves as their first priority. Useful cooking energy demand in the case of surveyed area comes out to be 77420 kWh per year. The total biogas demand of the study area to provide cooking gas and electricity is 56981.5 m3 per year whereas the total potential biogas production is 125838.18 m3/yr in the study area. The potential produced biogas will completely fulfill the biogas demand in the study area.
Keywords
Livestock, Manure, Agricultural Residues, Renewable Energy, Biogas Production
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Samrat Mitra, Monzer Hossain Sarkar, Ahmad Kamruzzaman Majumder, A Review of Potential Renewable Energy Preference in Rural Area of Bangladesh, Journal of Energy and Natural Resources. Vol. 6, No. 5, 2017, pp. 64-68. doi: 10.11648/j.jenr.20170605.12
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