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Review article - Peer-reviewed, 2021

GIS Application for the Estimation of Bioenergy Potential from Agriculture Residues: An Overview

Bharti, Avinash; Paritosh, Kunwar; Mandla, Venkata Ravibabu; Chawade, Aakash; Vivekanand, Vivekanand


Agriculture residue is a promising resource of energy. It can be seen as a source of power production. In India, there is a huge amount of biomass available, but it cannot be used in proper ways, and with the help of GIS it can be customised. In the present paper, it is estimated that biomass reserves are available for power generation. The biomass produced by the surplus agricultural crops is reflected as a source of fuel for electricity generation. The data taken by satellite are useful for assessment of the areas with the help of satellite images taken in high resolution, which increases the preciseness of estimation. An agriculture cropland map with agricultural statistics has been analyzed in GIS to discover the agricultural straw potential for bioenergy generation. Due to unawareness about the benefits and uses of GIS, the modern farming sector bears a loss of huge bioenergy potential every year. To overcome the above mentioned challenges, the agricultural system needs a major shift from conventional farming to smart farming practices with the help of GIS. Agricultural waste is the best source for bioenergy production, and it can be used as biomass for meeting renewable energy goals in the country.


bioenergy; biomass resources; GIS; crop residues; energy potential

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2021, volume: 14, number: 4, article number: 898
Publisher: MDPI

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Bharti, Avinash
Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur (MNIT)
Paritosh, Kunwar
Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
Mandla, Venkata Ravibabu
Ministry of Rural Development
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Plant Breeding
Vivekanand, Vivekanand
Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur (MNIT)

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG7 Affordable and clean energy

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