Power Production from Biomass III: Gasification and Pyrolysis R&D&D for Industry

Kai Sipilä (Editor), Maija Korhonen (Editor)

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The Seminar on Power Production from Biomass III. Gasification and Pyrolysis R&D&D for Industry, was held on 14-15 September 1998 in Espoo. The seminar was organised by VTT Energy in co-operation with the University of Groningen, EU-Thermie Programme and Technology Development Centre, Finland (Tekes). Overviews of current activities on power production from biomass and wastes in Europe and in the United States were given, and all European and U. S. demonstration projects on biomass gasification were presented. In Europe, the target is to produce additional 90 Mtoe/a of bioenergy for the market by 2010. This is a huge challenge for the bioenergy sector, including biomass production and harvesting, conversion technology, energy companies, and end users. In USA, U.S. Department of Energy is promoting the Bionass Power Programme to encourage and assist industry in the development and validation of renewable, biomass-based electricity generation systems, the objective being to double the present use of 7 000 MW biomass power by the year 2010. The new Finnish PROGAS Programme initiated by VTT was also introduced. Several gasification projects are today on the demonstration stage prior to entering the commercial level. Pyrolysis technologies are not yet on the demonstration stage on the energy market. Bio-oils can easily be transported, stored and utilised in existing boiler and diesel plants. The proceedings include the presentations given by the keynote speakers and other invited speakers, as well as some extended poster presentations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages422
ISBN (Print)951-38-5267-9
Publication statusPublished - 1999
MoE publication typeC2 Edited books
EventPower Production from Biomass III: Gasification and Pyrolysis R&D&D for Industry - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 14 Sept 199815 Sept 1998

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium


  • bioenergy
  • biomass
  • biofuels
  • wood fuels
  • wastes
  • gasification
  • pyrolysis
  • power generation
  • cogeneration
  • fluidized beds


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