Recogen, Sri Lanka: Thinking Out of the Shell

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The Recogen, coconut shell to charcoal project in Badalgama, in Sri Lanka’s northwestern province, involved the construction of a mechanized charcoaling plant for converting abundantly available coconut shell to charcoal using gasification cum pyrolysis—the thermo-chemical decomposition of organic material at high temperatures in an oxygen-deprived environment—and subsequently using the energy of the released gases and steam to generate electricity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Verdurous Solutions Private LimitedMysoreIndia

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