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

Update on the Progress of the Brazilian Wood BIG-GT Demonstration Project

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L. Waldheim

TPS Termiska Processer AB, Studsvik, 611 82 Nyköping, Swedene-mail: tps@tps.se

E. Carpentieri

Companhia Hidro Elétrica do São Francisco, Rua Delmiro Gouveia, 333-Anexo 1-Bloco B-sala 3, Bongi-50761-901-Recife, Pernambuco, Brazile-mail: carpent@elogica.com.br

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 123(3), 525-536 (Jan 03, 2000) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1335482 History: Received January 03, 2000; Revised January 03, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Biomass energy usage in Brazil
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The northeast region of Brazil
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Biomass cost and volume versus productivity in the northeast region of Brazil
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Fuel capacity of different types of biomass gasifiers
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Biomass gasification development units
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Grève-in-Chianti plant process scheme
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General process scheme, gasification for power production
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Output capacity of different biomasss gasification system arrangements (multiple units to be used for engines)
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Schematic of BIG-GT process system options
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Flowsheet of the bioflow plant at Värnamo
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TPS’s CFB gasification and hot gas cleaning pilot plant
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Two legged strategy for phase II management philosophy
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Brazilian BIG/GT WBP project. Phase II organization and Management
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Schematic flowsheet of TPS atmospheric BIG-GT process
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An artist’s impression of the Brazilian BIG-GT plant




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