RESEARCH PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Coal, Biomass, and Alternative Fuels

Biomass Gasification for Gas Turbine-Based Power Generation

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M. A. Paisley, D. Anson

Battelle, 505 King Ave., Columbus, OH 43201

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 120(2), 284-288 (Apr 01, 1998) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2818118 History: Received February 01, 1997; Online November 19, 2007


The Biomass Power Program of the US Department of Energy (DOE) has as a major goal the development of cost-competitive technologies for the production of power from renewable biomass crops. The gasification of biomass provides the potential to meet this goal by efficiently and economically producing a renewable source of a clean gaseous fuel suitable for use in high-efficiency gas turbines. This paper discusses the development and first commercial demonstration of the Battelle high-throughput gasification process for power generation systems. Projected process economics are presented along with a description of current experimental operations coupling a gas turbine power generation system to the research scale gasifier and the process scaleup activities in Burlington, Vermont.

Copyright © 1998 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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