Process evaluations and design studies in the UCG project 2004-2007

Paterson McKeough, Esa Kurkela

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Abstract

The results of the process-evaluation work carried out in the project, Development of Ultra-Clean Gas (UCG) Technologies for Biomass Gasification, are presented in the publication. The UCG project was directed towards the development of innovative biomass gasification and gas-cleaning technologies for the production of ultra-clean synthesis gas. The process-evaluation work in the UCG project covered a number of topics, including: - process-configuration screening - production-chain screening - techno-economic evaluations of plants producing FT liquids, methanol, SNG or hydrogen; processes simulated with Excel-based codes - techno-economic evaluations of competing technologies / production chains - evaluations of benefits of integration; including novel concepts - design studies of front-end operations by Foster-Wheeler and Pohjolan Voima. The results of the work have proved useful in: - developing and improving the UCG concept for bio-syngas production - planning the experimental R&D work in the UCG project providing input data for sustainability analyses, CO2-balance calculations, etc. (carried out elsewhere) - compiling business plans and developmental strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages49
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7210-6
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7209-0
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

NameVTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes
PublisherVTT
No.2434
ISSN (Print)1235-0605
ISSN (Electronic)1455-0865

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Gases
Gasification
Screening
Biomass
Economics
Synthesis gas
Sustainable development
Cleaning
Methanol
Planning
Hydrogen
Liquids
Industry

Keywords

  • synthesis-gas
  • biomass
  • process-evaluation

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McKeough, P., & Kurkela, E. (2008). Process evaluations and design studies in the UCG project 2004-2007. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes, No. 2434
McKeough, Paterson ; Kurkela, Esa. / Process evaluations and design studies in the UCG project 2004-2007. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2008. 49 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes; No. 2434).
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McKeough, P & Kurkela, E 2008, Process evaluations and design studies in the UCG project 2004-2007. VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes, no. 2434, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo.

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Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2008. 49 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes; No. 2434).

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