Power Production from Renewable Resources in a Gasification Power System

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    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has been a leader in the promotion and development of alternative fuel supplies based on renewable energy crops. One promising power generation technology is biomass gasification coupled with either a gas turbine in a combined cycle system or a fuel cell. The gasification of biomass can efficiently and economically produce a renewable source of a clean gaseousfuel suitable for use in these high efficiency power systems or as a substitute fuel in other combustion devices such as boilers, kilns, or other natural gas fired equipment. This paper discusses the development and commercialization of the Battelle high-throughput gasification process for gas turbine based power generation systems. Projected process economics for a gas turbine combined cycleplant are presented along with a description of integrated system operation coupling a 200kW gas turbine power generation system to a 10 ton per day gasifier, and current commercialization activities.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages6
    StatePublished - 1996
    Event5th World Congress of Chemical Engineering - San Diego, California
    Duration: 14 Jul 199618 Jul 1996


    Conference5th World Congress of Chemical Engineering
    CitySan Diego, California

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-22905


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