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close this bookLow Cost Charcoal Gasifiers for Rural Energy Supply (GTZ, 1994, 49 p.)
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View the documentForeword
View the document1. What? Gasifiers?
View the document2. Gasification in recent history
View the document3. Small gasifier-engine systems for rural energy supply in developing countries
Open this folder and view contents4. The trouble with ''field applications''
Open this folder and view contents5. Lowering plant costs by ferrocement construction
Open this folder and view contents6. Technical performance of the ferrocement gasifier
Open this folder and view contents7. Derived technical demands for field application of gasifier-engine systems
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Foreword

Supported by the German Federal Ministry for Research and Technology (BMFT), the GTZ (Division 415-Energy-Conservation of Resources and the Environment) has implemented a back-up programme to complement the technical development of small gasifiers.

This programme focussed on elaborating the non-technical criteria which need to be met for the sustainable dissemination of small gasifiers in developing countries. It cooperated closely with the research laboratory for energy conservation and environmental protection systems (FLEUS) at the University of Bremen, which was commissioned by the BMFT with the technical development of small gasifiers.

This publication presents the essential results and findings obtained in the two projects, and arising in the process of international dialogue. The potential for dissemination of this technology is limited. The publication demonstrates to interested laypersons and experts the conditions and applications under which small charcoal gasifiers can be one option for development within a range of simple energy technologies, some much more extensively tried and tested.

Eschborn, 20 August 1993
Division 415-Energy-Conservation of Resources and the Environment