|Low Cost Charcoal Gasifiers for Rural Energy Supply (GTZ, 1994, 49 p.)|
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