HPS Biomass Gasification Power Plant

Husk Power Systems (HPS)

Based in India, the U.S. and Tanzania, HPS sells its proprietary gasification products and maintenance services to agro-processing plants.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Husk Power Systems technology is a 25 – 100 kW biomass gasifier that converts residual biomass to energy through pyrolysis and combustion of volatile gases. Husk Power Systems targets the agro-processing communities in the state of Bihar, India who process significant quantities of rice.

Husk Power Systems is located in Patna, Bihar, India. A video about the company’s business.


Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Countries: Mainly India, then North America and Tanzania. For August 2018, in India, there are 75 live sites and 23 plants under construction. They have ambitious plans to expand across African and Asian markets.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Husk Power Systems in partnership with several organizations.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

A 40 kWe HPS plant costs around 30,000 USD to build and can provide electricity for 500 village households. HPS Total Landed Cost of Installation <1,300 USD per kW, with operational cost <0.15 USD/kWh. Electricity fees start at INR100 (2.20 USD per month for a basic connection that supplies two 15 W CFL lights and phone charging, plus 300 rupees for the connection (about 6 USD Customers can pay more for a higher power connection.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

There are a number of similar systems on the market by TinyTech Plants, India; DESI Power (NETPRO biomass power plant); Mali Biocarburant SA (biodiesel plant) and Simgas, Tanzania & TNO. At Rs. 2.20 per watt (4.4 U.S. cents), the company’s rates are among the cheapest across the globe per kW/h.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)
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