Greening China's rural energy: new insights on the potential of smallholder biogas

● By Luc Christiaensen, Luc; Rasmus Heltberg ● Clean, safe energy for rural areas is an important component of green growth and sustainable development. Biogas could be an important contributor, if its record in reality lives up to its expected potential. This paper provides a preliminary assessment of biogas use by smallholder farmers in rural China, using data collected from 2,700 households in five provinces. The authors find that user satisfaction is high, and environmental and economic benefits appear tangible. There are strong indications of reduced use of wood and crop residues for fuel ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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