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

Paterson McKeough, Esa Kurkela

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    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 typeD4 Published development or research report or study

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes


    • synthesis-gas
    • biomass
    • process-evaluation


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