Conference Dates

May 16-21, 2010


A pilot scale dual fluidized bed gasification system was developed for polygeneration with biomass. The gasification system is designed for supplying syngas for Fischer Tropsch (F-T) synthesis of bio-diesel and power generation with a syngas engine. Characteristics of biomass steam gasification were investigated in a lab scale bubbling fluidized bed, and hydrodynamics of a dual fluidized bed were investigated in a cold flow model. Based on the results from the lab scale test and cold flow model, a pilot scale dual fluidized bed gasifier was designed. In this paper, the developing process of the gasifier and preliminary results of system operation will be presented.