New Gasification Technology Offers Promise for Biomass Plants

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    Abstract

    Biomass moved a key step toward competitiveness with fossil fuels in a landmark event in 1995, the groundbreaking for adding a facility to the McNeil Generating Station, a 12-year-old biomass power plant in Burlington, Vermont. When completed, this facility will house the world's first gasifier capable of burning biomass to fuel an unmodified natural gas turbine-generator for electric powergeneration. This article gives a brief overview of biomass-to-electricity systems, and discusses the technical and economic details of the Battelle/FERCO gasifier system. Contact (e-mail): richard_bain@nrel.gov
    Original languageAmerican English
    Pages (from-to)32-39
    Number of pages8
    JournalPower Engineering (Barrington, Illinois)
    Volume100
    Issue number8
    StatePublished - 1996

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/JA-21700

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