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Electricity production by advanced biomass power systems

Abstract

This report gives the results of the Pyrolysis Collaborative Project organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA) under Biomass Agreement. The participating countries or organizations were Canada, European Community (EC), Finland, United States of America, and the United Kingdom. The overall objective of the project was to establish baseline assessments for the performance and economics of power production from biomass. Information concerning the performance of biomass-fuelled power plants based on gasification is rather limited, and even less data is available of on pyrolysis based power applications. In order to gain further insight into the potential for these technologies, this study undertook the following tasks: (1) Prepare process models to evaluate the cost and performance of new advanced biomass power production concepts, (2) Assess the technical and economic uncertainties of different biomass power concepts, (3) Compare the concepts in small scale and in medium scale production (5 - 50 MW{sub e}) to conventional alternatives. Processes considered for this assessment were biomass power production technologies based on gasification and pyrolysis. Direct combustion technologies were employed as a reference for comparison to the processes assessed in this study. Wood was used a feedstock, since the most data was available for wood conversion
Authors:
Solantausta, Y; [1]  Bridgwater, T; [2]  Beckman, D [3] 
  1. VTT Energy, Espoo (Finland). Energy Production Technologies
  2. Aston Univ. Birmingham (United Kingdom)
  3. Zeton Inc., Burlington, Ontario (Canada)
Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1996
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
VTT-TIED-1729
Reference Number:
SCA: 090900; PA: FI-96:003774; EDB-96:164083; NTS-97:004903; SN: 96001691587
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1996
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; POWER GENERATION; BIOMASS; GASIFICATION; PYROLYSIS; PYROLYTIC OILS; ECONOMICS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; GAS TURBINES; WOOD; DIESEL ENGINES; COMBINED CYCLES; INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY
OSTI ID:
394382
Research Organizations:
Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo (Finland)
Country of Origin:
Finland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97711406; ISBN 951-38-4884-1; TRN: FI9603774
Availability:
OSTI as DE97711406
Submitting Site:
FI
Size:
195 p.
Announcement Date:
Nov 26, 1996

Citation Formats

Solantausta, Y, Bridgwater, T, and Beckman, D. Electricity production by advanced biomass power systems. Finland: N. p., 1996. Web.
Solantausta, Y, Bridgwater, T, & Beckman, D. Electricity production by advanced biomass power systems. Finland.
Solantausta, Y, Bridgwater, T, and Beckman, D. 1996. "Electricity production by advanced biomass power systems." Finland.
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title = {Electricity production by advanced biomass power systems}
author = {Solantausta, Y, Bridgwater, T, and Beckman, D}
abstractNote = {This report gives the results of the Pyrolysis Collaborative Project organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA) under Biomass Agreement. The participating countries or organizations were Canada, European Community (EC), Finland, United States of America, and the United Kingdom. The overall objective of the project was to establish baseline assessments for the performance and economics of power production from biomass. Information concerning the performance of biomass-fuelled power plants based on gasification is rather limited, and even less data is available of on pyrolysis based power applications. In order to gain further insight into the potential for these technologies, this study undertook the following tasks: (1) Prepare process models to evaluate the cost and performance of new advanced biomass power production concepts, (2) Assess the technical and economic uncertainties of different biomass power concepts, (3) Compare the concepts in small scale and in medium scale production (5 - 50 MW{sub e}) to conventional alternatives. Processes considered for this assessment were biomass power production technologies based on gasification and pyrolysis. Direct combustion technologies were employed as a reference for comparison to the processes assessed in this study. Wood was used a feedstock, since the most data was available for wood conversion}
place = {Finland}
year = {1996}
month = {Nov}
}