Projects and References

Projects and References

Selected biomass gasification projects and references

  • Since 1985 monitoring of more than twenty biomass gasifier installations in developing countries, for World Bank/DEA, including in the Seychelles, Mali, Burundi, Philippines, Brazil, Thailand and Indonesia
  • Technology transfer of the ferrocement gasfier technology to the Technical development Centre at KUNST University in Kumasi, Ghana. A complete plant was constructed with local engineers in seven weeks and operated well at a capacity of 10 kWe.
  • Optimizing the downdraft gasification technology at a Italian company
  • Technical due diligence of biomass gasification plants at Cuba
  • Evaluation of large scale waste gasification technologies in Japan
  • Comparative assessment of conventional gasification technology and plasma gasification
  • Feasibility study for biomass gasification CHP plant at a tea estate in Kenya. Technical due diligence biomass energy systems Thenergo
  • Technical due diligence waste to energy technology
  • Geelong Waste to Energy Project, for SKM Recycling Pty. Ltd., Australia
  • Due diligence assessment of three innovative biomass gasification technologies for CHP production in South Korea
  • Due diligence assessment of innovative large-scale technologies for the production of syngas and synthetic liquid biofuels.
  • Development of a guideline for Safe & Eco-friendly Biomass Gasification (GASIFICATION GUIDE). Information published at www.gasification-guide.eu
  • Inventory biomass gasifiers: preparation of a comprehensive database of biomass gasifier manufacturers and installations in Europe and North America.
  • Improvement of the science & technology research capacity of the Turkish institute TUBITAK-MRC in the field of integrated biomass gasification (BIGPOWER)
  • Due diligence assessment of three innovative MSW gasification technologies for the production of synthetic biofuels in USA.
  • Co-ordinator of the Dutch biomass gasification network GasNed (during the 1990’s)
  • Co-ordinator of the 20-member EU-funded biomass gasification network GasNet, one of thermal biomass conversion networks clustered under ThermoNet (1998-2003)
  • Organisation of a study tour to (semi)commercial bed biomass gasification plants in Germany
  • Development of an international standard for tar determination in producer gas, published at www.tarweb.net. Project aimed at reaching international agreement on a standard procedure for determining tar and particle content in producer gas from biomass gasifiers
  • Optimisation of a 3 MWe wood gasifier installation in Germany. Re-engineering of a thermal tar cracker, the steam reformer and the downstream gas cleaning section.
  • Pre-investment feasibility study on the application of biomass gasification in Indonesia. For: the ESMAP programme of the World Bank, ‘89
  • Feasibility study on the thermal conversion of chicken litter. For private firm.
  • Research and development projects on (a) multi-stage gasification and (b) production of synthesis gas from biomass and pyrolysis oil through entrained flow gasification
  • Review on behaviour of tar in biomass gasifiers, tar-related problems and their solutions
  • Performance test coconut and eucalypthus wood gasification
  • Biomass to Power Study – Volume II: Gasification Technologies. Detailed technology assessment of large-scale wood gasification systems. For private investor.
  • Development of a CHP fixed bed gasifier combined with an engine/generator set for application in a range of 100-200 kWel
  • Research, development and realization of a fixed bed gasifiers plant coupled to a Stirling engine
  • State of the art assessments of (a) emissions to air of biomass gasifiers and (b) feeding systems for biomass gasifiers. For Novem.
  • Value Engineering Biomass Gasifier: Design, review and cost engineering of a 150 kWel CHP fixed bed gasification system. Development of measurement and control system. Operation and optimalisation of IC engines for LCV producer gas applications. For private investor.
  • Expert System Producer Gas Treatment Technologies: Development of a framework methodology for an Internet based expert system describing technologies for the treatment of producer gas
  • Parallel dust and tar measurements: Measurement of the dust and tar content in the producer gas of two gasifiers in Denmark. Comparison of measuring results with other participating laboratories
  • Environmental performance of gasifiers: Determination of the emissions and the mass and energy balance of gasification systems installed in Glücksburg, Germany and Almelo, The Netherlands
  • Inventory of available and required laboratory facilities for research on circulating fluidised bed (CFB) gasification of biomass
  • Overview of state-of-the-art small-scale gasification RD&D activities in 6 European countries
  • Global review of biomass gasification applications in developing countries
  • Establishment of a comprehensive set of procedures for the testing of producer gas quality from biomass gasifiers
  • Decade long monitoring programme of 20 small-scale biomass gasifier installations in developing countries. Detailed review of their performance
  • Assessment of the state of the art in rice husk gasification in developing countries and world-wide, DGIS, 1991
  • Preparation of a report on the state of Small-Scale Biomass Gasification Technology
  • Global review of heat/ power biomass gasification installations in developing countries
  • Analysis of (I) the state-of-the-art in waste wood combustion and gasification technologies and (ii) the future potential of biomass gasification technologies
  • Energy from Biomass: A review of combustion and gasification technologies. Published as Word Bank technical paper No 422 in 1999
  • Project manager of the World Bank Biomass Gasification Programme in Indonesia, 1988-1990
  • Ferrocement charcoal gasification project. Supervising the monitoring of the ferrocement gasifier at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Bangkok, Thailand and the transfer of the project to Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB) in Indonesia. For: UNDP/World Bank, 1990

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