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A Novel Design of Multi-Chambered Biomass Battery

Author(s): K. Sudhakar | R. Ananthakrishnan | A. Goyal | H.K. Darji

Journal: International Journal of Renewable Energy Development (IJRED)
ISSN 2252-4940

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 31;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: anaerobic-digestion | biomass battery | cow dung fed biomass battery | energy storage | renewable energy

In this paper, a novel design of biomass battery has been introduced for providing electricity to meet the lighting requirements of rural household using biomass. A biomass battery is designed, developed and tested using cow dung as the raw material. This is done via anaerobic digestion of the cow dung, and power generation driven by the ions produced henceforth. The voltage and power output is estimated for the proposed system. It is for the first time that such a high voltage is obtained from cow dung fed biomass battery. The output characteristics of this novel battery design have also been compared with the previously designed battery.
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