This is my first message here in this forum. My former colleague (Johannes) sent you already the link to my PhD-Thesis (see below). I just want to give some more information about my work as a Doctoral Student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and at the Paul Scherrer Institute (www.psi.ch).
The fuel: natural native grass (extensive), wood
The gasifiers: bubbling fluidised bed (5-10kW) & single pellet reactor
The sampling: continuous wet scrubber
The diagnostik: GC, GC/MS, ICP-OES, TC, Karl-Fischer, Draeger tubes, SID
The parameters: Lambda, temperature, bed material
The goal: Stable operation, product gas clean enough for gas turbine applications
The result: you have to read it and decide for yourself
Well, I hope there is something for everybody in this work.
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Cherry trees utilized for alternative energy project
Fueled by gasified wood chips from a nearby forest, Japan's largest wood gas-to-energy plant, powered by two of GE Energy's Jenbacher gas engines, has successfully started operation in the Yamagata Prefecture, generating 2MW of electricity for local power purposes.
The World Bank have launched online consultations for the World Bank Group Energy Strategy. The online consultations are part of broader effort to gather input from a wide range of perspectives on how the Bank Group can best help developing countries improve the access and reliability of energy while helping facilitate the shift to a more environmentally sustainable energy development path. In addition to collecting comments online, WBG will hold a series of meetings, videoconferences, and other events in the first phase of consultations from February 2010 to June 2010.
Gasification 2009 - Gas Cleanup and Gas Treatment
Swedish Gas Centre (SGC) Stockholm, October 22-23, Stockholm, Sweden
The seminar is organized by Swedish Gas Centre (SGC) and is part of SGC's technology surveillance and information activities.
The main aim of the seminar is to offer a platform for exchange of information, results and experiences as well as networking. Therefore, national and international researchers, industrial representatives and representatives for national funding agencies are invited to give presentations at the seminar.
City Utilities of Springfield invited local journalists out Thursday to witness an experiment in burning something other than coal to produce electricity. KSMU's Jennifer Moore took them up on the invitation and headed out.
Danish Technological University Updraft Gasifier Plant
DTU, Denmark, September 1, 2009
DTU Updraft Gasifier and Stirling Engine
Today, operation started on Stirling DK's latest installation situated on the campus areas of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Approximately 1% of DTU's total power consumption and 2% of its heat consumption will be supplied by the installation.
The plant includes a Stirling engine with an output of 35 kWe of electrical power. The surplus heat from the plant, in the form of hot water, is fed into the district heating system of the DTU campus.
The plant is fuelled by wood chips originationg partly from cuttings from DTU park areas. In this way, the plant is a stand-alone facility that enables DTU to become partly self-sufficient with CO2-neutral power and heat from locally availabel fuel sources.
More information about the project can be found here.