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Biomass gasification technology offers a cost effective option of power generation at power levels up to 3 MWe, for a wide variety of applications such as captive power in industry, grid linked independent power producer and distributed power generation. Today this technology is being utilized for power generation applications at a number of industrial sites in India and abroad. In India there are nearly 6 MWe equivalent power plants which are based on the state-of-the-art IISc’s (Indian Institute of Science) open top re-burn down draft biomass gasification technology. One among this is installed as an Independent Power Producer (IPP), which is the largest fixed bed gasification system in the country. The The grid linked power plant operates on a range of feed stocks such as coconut shell, Julifora Prosopis and converts into electricity. Apart from electricity the plant also generates value added product namely partially activated carbon. The specific biomass consumption is measured to be within 1.0 ± 0.1 kg/kWh with an overall efficiency of 24- 26%. It is also found to be environmentally benign in terms of emissions; NOx and CO levels are found to be much lower than most of the existing emissions norms of various countries.