It has long been understood that commercially available, large-scale gasifiers are an imperfect fit for biomass conversion. In the past, fuel sourcing, preparation, and feed problems – combined with unique ash properties and tar production – made it very challenging to reliably operate a large gasifier on renewable sources. Is this still true today?
Researchers at the Energy & Environmental Research Center are not convinced, and they are gathering the data to make their case.
Tags: liquid fuels, energy security, competitive fuel costs, increased efficiency, environmental sustainability, TRIG, wood, corn stover, switchgrass
Source: Biomass Magazine, 2013-07-22.