The Biomass Group is a vertically integrated renewable energy company that develops biomass energy resources for pellets (an alternative to coal) and for power generation.
Sri Lanka was chosen to demonstrate the proof-of-concept by leveraging the country’s abundant biomass resources - our principle focus is on Gliricidia. This is an agro-energy program that combines Food AND Fuel AND Livelihood Development. We source fuel wood from small farmers and plantation owners in a very innovative partnership, in the process generate a large volume of commercial biomass (Gliricidia branches). Three interdependent companies deliver on our vision - Biomass Supplies, Trinco Pellets (exports) and Dendro power which will supply energy to the Grid in Sri Lanka.
Biomass Supplies began operations in March 2013; we have offices in Colombo, Kantale, Puttalam and a network of field officers who directly registered 40,000 small farmers in the Trincomalee, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Vavuniya Districts. We are convinced this business and model of operation will transform the lives of these poor farmers, as it follow’s in line with the vision of developing the organic farming sector.
Concerns over the chemical inputs have meant offering realistic alternatives to make organic fertilizer have been welcomed wholeheartedly by both farmers and the local governments alike.
Gliricidia leaves with its high nitrogen content, is a perfect solution to this complex issue. This business could not have come at a better time.
PowerON will be a holding company that holds the solar energy installation assets in Sri Lanka & the Maldives. Technologically agnostic, we aim to be the trusted clean energy partner to commercial, industrial entities, hotels and resorts offering financing, design, installation, monitoring and maintenance services for rooftop solar PV to clients for a 20-year period. Thereafter the aim is to develop utility scale floating solar on the water tanks and reservoirs and solar alongside the motorways.
The ambition is to reduce the both country's dependence on fossil fuels - for energy generation.
Waste 2 energy -Just started looking into the options of waste 2 energy in Sri Lanka and rehabilitation of existing dump sites.