Validation of Continuous CHP Operation of a Two-Stage Biomass Gasifier

Jesper Ahrenfeldt, Ulrik Birk Henriksen, Torben Kvist Jensen, Benny Gøbel, Lars Wiese, Alphons Kather, Helge Egsgaard

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The Viking gasification plant at the Technical University of Denmark was built to demonstrate a continuous combined heat and power operation of a two-stage gasifier fueled with wood chips. The nominal input of the gasifier is 75 kW thermal. To validate the continuous operation of the plant, a 9-day measurement campaign was performed. The campaign verified a stable operation of the plant, and the energy balance resulted in an overall fuel to gas efficiency of 93% and a wood to electricity efficiency of 25%. Very low tar content in the producer gas was observed: only 0.1 mg/Nm3 naphthalene could be measured in raw gas. A stable engine operation on the producer gas was observed, and very low emissions of aldehydes, N2O, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were measured.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy & Fuels
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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