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Title: Demonstration plant for pressurized gasification of biomass feedstocks

Abstract

A project to design, construct, and operate a pressurized biomass gasification plant in Hawaii will begin in 1991. Negotiations are underway with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) which is co-funding the project with the state of Hawaii and industry. The gasifier is a scale-up of the pressurized fluidized-bed RENUGAS process developed by the Institute of Gas Technology (IGT). The project team consists of Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR), Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) of the University of Hawaii, Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company (HC S), The Ralph M. Parsons Company, and IGT. The gasifier will be designed for 70 tons per day of sugarcane fiber (bagasse) and will be located at the Paia factory of HC S on the island of Maui. In addition to bagasse, other feedstocks such as wood, biomass wastes, and refuse-derived-fuel may be evaluated. The demonstration plant will ultimately supply part of the process energy needs for the sugar factory. The operation and testing phase will provide process information for both air- and oxygen-blown gasification, and at both low and high pressures. The process will be evaluated for both fuel gas and synthesis gas production, and for electrical power production withmore » advanced power generation schemes. 6 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.« less

Authors:
 [1]; ; ;  [2];  [3];  [4]; ;  [5]
  1. (Pacific International Center for High Technology Research, Honolulu, HI (United States))
  2. (Hawaii Natural Energy Inst., Honolulu, HI (United States))
  3. (Parsons (Ralph M.) Co., Pasadena, CA (United States))
  4. (Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co., HI (United States))
  5. (Institute of Gas Technology
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Institute of Gas Technology, Chicago, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5111527
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5111527; Legacy ID: TI92002505
Report Number(s):
CONF-910339-3
ON: TI92002505
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 15. annual conference on energy from biomass and wastes, Washington, DC (United States), 25-29 Mar 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; BAGASSE; GASIFICATION; BIOMASS; DEMONSTRATION PLANTS; DESIGN; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; FLUIDIZED BED REFUSE GASIFICATION; FLUIDIZED BEDS; GAS GENERATORS; SUGAR INDUSTRY; WOOD WASTES; AGRICULTURAL WASTES; ENERGY SOURCES; INDUSTRY; MANAGEMENT; ORGANIC WASTES; PROCESSING; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; SOLID WASTES; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTES 090900* -- Biomass Fuels-- Processing-- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Trenka, A.R., Kinoshita, C.M., Takahashi, P.K., Phillips, V.D., Caldwell, C., Kwok, R., Onischak, M., and Babu, S.P.. Demonstration plant for pressurized gasification of biomass feedstocks. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Trenka, A.R., Kinoshita, C.M., Takahashi, P.K., Phillips, V.D., Caldwell, C., Kwok, R., Onischak, M., & Babu, S.P.. Demonstration plant for pressurized gasification of biomass feedstocks. United States.
Trenka, A.R., Kinoshita, C.M., Takahashi, P.K., Phillips, V.D., Caldwell, C., Kwok, R., Onischak, M., and Babu, S.P.. Tue . "Demonstration plant for pressurized gasification of biomass feedstocks". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5111527.
@article{osti_5111527,
title = {Demonstration plant for pressurized gasification of biomass feedstocks},
author = {Trenka, A.R. and Kinoshita, C.M. and Takahashi, P.K. and Phillips, V.D. and Caldwell, C. and Kwok, R. and Onischak, M. and Babu, S.P.},
abstractNote = {A project to design, construct, and operate a pressurized biomass gasification plant in Hawaii will begin in 1991. Negotiations are underway with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) which is co-funding the project with the state of Hawaii and industry. The gasifier is a scale-up of the pressurized fluidized-bed RENUGAS process developed by the Institute of Gas Technology (IGT). The project team consists of Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR), Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) of the University of Hawaii, Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company (HC S), The Ralph M. Parsons Company, and IGT. The gasifier will be designed for 70 tons per day of sugarcane fiber (bagasse) and will be located at the Paia factory of HC S on the island of Maui. In addition to bagasse, other feedstocks such as wood, biomass wastes, and refuse-derived-fuel may be evaluated. The demonstration plant will ultimately supply part of the process energy needs for the sugar factory. The operation and testing phase will provide process information for both air- and oxygen-blown gasification, and at both low and high pressures. The process will be evaluated for both fuel gas and synthesis gas production, and for electrical power production with advanced power generation schemes. 6 refs., 3 figs., 1 tab.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
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