Depending upon the moisture content available in the wood, one liter of oil can be saved through the use of 3.5 to 4 Kg of wood. The economic benefits derived in terms of cutback in the fuel costs can be easily evaluated by comparing the likely prices of biomass materials with an outlay of liquid fuels. Comparing the calorific values of different fuels vis-à-vis producer gas, the Biomass Gasifier System uses wood to produce producer gas which after cleaning process is just like LPG, and can be used for various industrial applications. By processing 1kg of wood into a Biomass Gasifier, it transforms the wood into 2.4 nm3 of producer gas, which has a calorific value of 1000-1200 kcal/nm3. In other words, 1 kg of wood yields the calorific value of 2640 kcal after being converted into producer gas.

The calorific values of different fuels are as under:

Fuel Type Kcal/kg or kcal/litre Producer Gas equivalent (kcal/1100) in kg Wood Equivalent (kcal/2640) in kg
HSD (Diesel) 9200 8.36 3.48
LPG 11200 10.18 4.24
PNG 9000 8.18 3.40
FO 9300 8.45 3.52

Savings analysis for using producer gas vis-à-vis other fuels. The Base values that are taken for calculation are as under: 1 kg of food/briquettes = Rs 5.00/kg Fuel Type Rs/kg or Rs/litre Wood equivalent in Rs Wood Equivalent in Rs Savings in Rs/litre or Rs/kg Diesel 70 3.48 kg 17.40 52.60 LPG 60 4.24 kg 21.20 38.80 PNG 42 3.40 kg 17.00 25.00 FO 44 3.52 kg 17.60 26.40

Depending upon the moisture content available in the wood, one liter of oil can be saved through the use of 3.5 to 4 Kg of wood. The economic benefits derived in terms of cutback in the fuel costs can be easily evaluated by comparing the likely prices of biomass materials with an outlay of liquid fuels. Comparing the calorific values of different fuels vis-à-vis producer gas, the Biomass Gasifier System uses wood to produce producer gas which after cleaning process is just like LPG, and can be used for various industrial applications. By processing 1kg of wood into a Biomass Gasifier, it transforms the wood into 2.4 nm3 of producer gas, which has a calorific value of 1000-1200 kcal/nm3. In other words, 1 kg of wood yields the calorific value of 2640 kcal after being converted into producer gas.

The calorific values of different fuels are as under:

Fuel Type Kcal/kg or kcal/litre Producer Gas equivalent (kcal/1100) in kg Wood Equivalent (kcal/2640) in kg
HSD (Diesel) 9200 8.36 3.48
LPG 11200 10.18 4.24
PNG 9000 8.18 3.40
FO 9300 8.45 3.52

Savings analysis for using producer gas vis-à-vis other fuels. The Base values that are taken for calculation are as under: 1 kg of food/briquettes = Rs 5.00/kg Fuel Type Rs/kg or Rs/litre Wood equivalent in Rs Wood Equivalent in Rs Savings in Rs/litre or Rs/kg Diesel 70 3.48 kg 17.40 52.60 LPG 60 4.24 kg 21.20 38.80 PNG 42 3.40 kg 17.00 25.00 FO 44 3.52 kg 17.60 26.40