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The Prospects for Biogas Systems in Rural China: Incentives, Barriers and Potentials

Yao, Chunsheng LU (2010) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN56 20101
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Due to the multiple benefits of biogas systems, the Chinese Government has made great efforts to promote the development of biogas systems in rural China, especially household biogas plants and medium and large scale biogas plants to treat manure and waste water from intensive livestock and poultry farms. This thesis conducts a comprehensive literature review to understand the current situation of biogas systems in rural China in the light of feedstock, technologies and utilization of biogas and digested residue. A number of incentives and barriers affecting the production and utilization of biogas and digested residues are analyzed, in terms of policy, economy, technology and society.
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Due to the multiple benefits of biogas systems, the Chinese Government has made great efforts to promote the development of biogas systems in rural China, especially household biogas plants and medium and large scale biogas plants to treat manure and waste water from intensive livestock and poultry farms. This thesis conducts a comprehensive literature review to understand the current situation of biogas systems in rural China in the light of feedstock, technologies and utilization of biogas and digested residue. A number of incentives and barriers affecting the production and utilization of biogas and digested residues are analyzed, in terms of policy, economy, technology and society.
Based on the analysis of future social economic development in rural China, the examination of a variety of policies and the comprehensive literature review on the promotion of biogas plants, a number of measures are proposed. The policy advice for the development of household biogas plants in rural China is to slow down development, strengthen the education and training of farmers on the proper utilization of biogas plants, improve the rural biogas service network and ensure the quality of biogas plants as well as the associated facilities, and provide more funding for research and development of household biogas plants.
As for medium and large scale biogas plants, in order to promote the further expansion, it is important to strengthen the enforcement of environmental protection law, develop multi-channels to raise the investments, set up the market for the products of medium and large scale biogas plants, and provide more funding for the capacity building of qualified technicians and improve the technology of biogas plants and auxiliary equipment for industrialization. A number of policy instruments are also suggested in this thesis to encourage the use of biogas and digested residue. (Less)
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author
Yao, Chunsheng LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN56 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Rural China, Household Biogas Plants, Medium and Large Scale Biogas Plant, Incentives, Barriers, Policy Instruments, Implementation Factors
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2010:13
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
1784742
date added to LUP
2011-02-07 17:06:10
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2011-02-07 17:06:10
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  abstract     = {Due to the multiple benefits of biogas systems, the Chinese Government has made great efforts to promote the development of biogas systems in rural China, especially household biogas plants and medium and large scale biogas plants to treat manure and waste water from intensive livestock and poultry farms. This thesis conducts a comprehensive literature review to understand the current situation of biogas systems in rural China in the light of feedstock, technologies and utilization of biogas and digested residue. A number of incentives and barriers affecting the production and utilization of biogas and digested residues are analyzed, in terms of policy, economy, technology and society.
Based on the analysis of future social economic development in rural China, the examination of a variety of policies and the comprehensive literature review on the promotion of biogas plants, a number of measures are proposed. The policy advice for the development of household biogas plants in rural China is to slow down development, strengthen the education and training of farmers on the proper utilization of biogas plants, improve the rural biogas service network and ensure the quality of biogas plants as well as the associated facilities, and provide more funding for research and development of household biogas plants.
As for medium and large scale biogas plants, in order to promote the further expansion, it is important to strengthen the enforcement of environmental protection law, develop multi-channels to raise the investments, set up the market for the products of medium and large scale biogas plants, and provide more funding for the capacity building of qualified technicians and improve the technology of biogas plants and auxiliary equipment for industrialization. A number of policy instruments are also suggested in this thesis to encourage the use of biogas and digested residue.},
  author       = {Yao, Chunsheng},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {Rural China,Household Biogas Plants,Medium and Large Scale Biogas Plant,Incentives,Barriers,Policy Instruments,Implementation Factors},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {The Prospects for Biogas Systems in Rural China: Incentives, Barriers and Potentials},
  year         = {2010},
}