30 years of Externally Fired Gas Turbine (EFGT) Fed with Biomass: what next?

E. De Martel, C. Schoennenbeck, F. Castagno, L. Lelait, G. Trouvé, G. Leyssens, Y. Rogaume, G. Martin & B. Chieze
EFGT (Externally Fired Gas Turbine) are convenient to use solid biomass on site with few or no pretreatment and spare life of turbine working only with clean air. It is therefore a promising technology for small­scale distributed CHP, up to about one electrical megawatt. Moreover, expected electrical efficiency, strongly dependent on turbine inlet temperature, may reach values over 0,20-0,25, which is a quite high value compared to other biomass-based CHP technologies in this range of...