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Biosyngas: Description of R&D trajectory necessary to reach large-scale implementationof renewable syngas from biomass
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ECN 1-12-2004
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--04-112 ECN publication
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Renewable syngas from biomass, or ?biosyngas? will be an important intermediary in the future energy infrastructure for the production of renewable electricity, gaseous energy carriers, transportation fuels, and chemicals. A large total installed biosyngas production capacity with large individual plants is required to meet the ambitious renewable energy targets. The overall objective of the research and development trajectory is to develop the technology for dedicated biomass-fired entrained flow gasification systems for reliable, high-efficient, and cost-effective production of biosyngas from multiple biomass streams. The technology should be proven in a full-scale (>100 MWth) demonstration plant. Starting point of the phased research and development trajectory is the existing coal-based gasification technology. To bridge the gap between existing and proven technology for coal and the implementation of biomass-fired entrained flow gasifiers, a research and development trajectory is necessary with focus on four interrelated themes: (i) Biomass pretreatment & feeding; (ii) Gasification & burner design; (iii) Ash and slag behaviour; and (iv) Hot gas treatment (cooling, cleaning, and conditioning).

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