Review of biomass gasification
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): James D. Kerstetter
Publication Year: 1981

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  • biomass fuel
  • gasification
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ANNOTATION: This paper reviews the topic of biomass air gasifiers. The gasification process chemistry is outlined and the operating characteristics of two types of gasifiers are presented. A few typical applications are discussed and the economics for a particular system are presented in comparison with the costs of natural gas. Finally, the appendix gives a list of biomass research, demonstration projects and manufacturers.

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Kerstetter, James D. 1981. Review of biomass gasification. Pages 223-236 In: Harvesting and utilization opportunities for forest residues in the northern Rocky Mountains: Symposium Proceedings 1979; November 28-30, 1979, Missoula, MT. General Technical Report GTR-INT-110. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.