An Externally Fired Micro Gas Turbine Plant for Combined Heat and Power Generation from Solid Biomass: a Practical Experience

S. Barsali, R. Giglioli, D. Poli & M. Cellini
Small plants able to directly use solid biomasses collected in the plant neighbourhoods have the chance to overcome the typical drawbacks of other solutions which need large sizes and/or complex fuel processing treatments. The University of Pisa, jointly with some local manufacturers, has designed, built and tested an externally fired micro gas turbine (EFMGT) supplying 70kW of electricity from the direct use of solid biomasses, as well as useful heat for local thermal users. The...