The needs of fossil fuels is increasing while, the resources decrease more rapidly, this in combination with the negative effects that arise from fossil fuels use, creates a demand and need for new green fuels.
One possible and very promising process, is to produce green fuels (or chemicals) through biomass gasification. To avoid burdening the forest resources further, this project intends to gasify felling residues from the forestry such as roots, branches, twigs, etc. The chosen gasification technology is pressurized entrained flow gasifiers, which converts biomass into gas under high temperatures. The gas formed during gasification is composed mainly of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and hydrogen, this gas can then be converted into fuels or chemicals.
The project is divided into two joint sub-projects, PEBG A and PEBG B. PEBG A shall establish a 1 MW pilot plant of an entrained flow gasifier. With focus on design, construction and operation, the gasifier will also provide experimental data and unique test opportunities for the PEBG B project, which focus on research of entrained-flow gasifers. The goal is to find the best way to develop and operate an gasifier. This includes issues from material selection, to more global questions about optimization and integration with other processes.
Funding: Swedish Energy Agency, Sveaskog, IVAB och Smurfit-Kappa
Project partners: Luleå University of Technology, ETC, and IVAB
Contact persons: Jim Andersson (LTU), Joakim Lundgren (LTU), Marcus Öhman (LTU), Mikael Risberg (LTU), Burak Göktepe (LTU)