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

SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes
Number2434
ISSN1235-0605

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. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes, No. 2434 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/tiedotteet/2008/T2434.pdf