Biomass will play an important role in the future of global energy infrastructure for the generation of power and heat, but also for the production of chemicals and fuels. The dominant biomass conversion technology will be gasification, as the gases from biomass gasification are intermediates in the high-efficient power production or the synthesis from chemicals and fuels. In the discussion on the different utilisation of gases from biomass gasification it is important to understand the different requirements in the upgrading.
In coal gasification preference is often given to high temperature gasification (1200°C and higher), in biomass gasification these temperatures are not preferred for several reasons and most gasifiers operate at lower temperatures (1000°C and lower). Although the gas produced for synthesis not only contains important components CO and H2, but also CH4, CxHy aliphatic hydrocarbons, benzene, and toluene. These components themselves are already valuable components when separated from the gas or increased in content. As such, biomass gasification can be considered as the enabling technology for the production of the following bio-based fuels and chemicals:
- Substitute Natural Gas (SNG)
- Hydrogen (H2)
- Fischer-Tropsch diesel (FT)
- Methanol (MeOH)
Royal Dahlman can offer the patented MILENA and OLGA technology and optimize the quality of the nitrogen fee product gas to the specific catalytic process application desired by the client.
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