Biomass resources use in tea plantations in Sri Lanka

Biomass resources use in tea plantations in Sri Lanka
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L. Vijayanathan, L.G. Lamasena, Nuwara Eliya
The primary energy consumed in Sri Lanka consists mainly of bio-mass fuel (67%), petroleum (22%) and hydro-electricity (11%). Sri Lanka has no known fossil fuel resources and biomass is used for both cooking and for small industries. It is of vital importance to the economy since 94% of households use it for cooking. Heating is required only in small areas of the country, in the high altitude tea plantations. Biomass fuel has been growing in importance since the fuel crisis of 1973. National biomass fuel consumption, estimated at 4.2 million tonnes in 1975, reached an estimated 5.2 million tonnes by 1980. The overall trend in energy consumption has been increasing during the past two decades at an annual rate of 1.7%.
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Ressources en biomasse dans les plantations de thé au Sri Lanka
Abstract in French
L'élagage des plants de thé ainsi que les racines constituent le principal combustible de cuisson et de chauffage dans les régions théières. Cependant les prélèvements de matière organique pour les besoins domestiques risquent, à long terme, d'affecter la fertilité des sols. L'impact sur l'économie nationale peut être important dans la mesure où l'industrie du thé occupe une place majeure dans l'économie de ce pays.

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