Requirements for biomass gasification
Many attempts have been made to implement biomass gasification facilities, but most have failed to generate product gas of sufficient quality (in terms of tar and particle content), as purifying the gas is both technologically challenging and quite expensive. The following are prerequisites for successful gasification:
Functionality of the entire process chain - i.e. each piece of equipment must be operating correctly and adjusted to work with every other piece of equipment.
- The facility must qualify for all necessary permits, meeting relevant standards of safety, efficiency, environment, etc.
- Integration of the combined heat and power production facility into the heating systems, ensuring the base load is supplied for as long an operating life (at full capacity) as possible (heat-controlled facilities).
- In order to be sustainable in terms of stimulating green energy production, green power plants have to be fully technologically developed, their components have to be compatible with a long service life, governmental regulations and standards have to be met, and furthermore, they must be economical to operate.