Handbook of Biomass Downdraft Gasifier Engine Systems

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    This handbook explains how biomass can be converted to a gas in a downdraft gasifier and gives details for designing, testing, operating, and manufacturing gasifiers and gasifier systems, primarily for shaft power generation up to 200 kW. It is intended to help convert gasification from a practical art into a field of engineered design. Although the handbook focuses on downdraft gasification asthe only method suitable for small-scale power systems, it also gives extensive detail on biomass fuels, gas testing and cleanup instrumentation, and safety considerations that will be of use to all those who work with gasifiers at whatever scale.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages148
    StatePublished - 1988

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/SP-271-3022


    • biomass
    • design
    • downdraft
    • engine systems
    • gasifiers
    • testing


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