Pilot-scale gasification of woody biomass

Abstract

The gasification of pine and mixed-hardwood chips has been carried out in a pilot-scale system at a range of gas flow rates. Consuming ~17-30 kgh-1 of feedstock, the producer gas was composed of ~200 dm3 m-3 carbon monoxide, 12 dm3 m-3 carbon dioxide, 30 dm3 m-3 methane and 190 dm3 m-3 hydrogen, with an energy content of ~6 MJ m-3 for both feedstocks. It was found that the efficiency of the system was enhanced at higher flow rates.

  • Citation: Elder, Thomas; Groom, Leslie H. 2011. Pilot-scale gasification of woody biomass. Biomass and Bioenergy 35:3522-3528.
  • Keywords: Gasification, Pine, Hardwoods, Producer gas, Flow rate, Biomax 25
  • Posted Date: August 17, 2011
  • Modified Date: October 18, 2011
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