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

Cycle Analyses of 5 and 20 MWe Biomass Gasifier-Based Electric Power Stations in Hawaii

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D. M. Ishimura, C. M. Kinoshita, S. M. Masutani, S. Q. Turn

Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2540 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 121(1), 25-30 (Jan 01, 1999) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2816308 History: Received October 06, 1997; Revised September 28, 1998; Online November 19, 2007

Abstract

Thermodynamic cycle analyses of biomass gasifier-based electric power stations at two scales, nominally 5 and 20 MWe (net electric power output), were performed to assess process performance and viability. Various configurations (Rankine, simple, steam-injected gas turbine, and combined cycles) of a 5 MW stand-alone power station were modeled and a 20 MW biomass-based integrated gasifier combined-cycle cogeneration facility at a sugar factory was simulated. Information gained from these analyses will be applied to determine whether biomass gasification-based electricity production is practicable in Hawaii and other sugar producing locales.

Copyright © 1999 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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