Comparing the Options to Produce SNG from Biomass

A. Van Der Drift, R.W.R. Zwart, B.J. Vreugdenhil & L.P.J. Bleijendaal
Natural gas is a popular fuel for obvious reasons. Substitute Natural Gas (SNG) resembles natural gas, but can be made from a renewable source: biomass. Both in Switzerland/Austria and in the Netherlands, technology is developed to produce BioSNG. Although similar on certain points such as using indirect gasification and tar scrubbing technology, both concepts are also essentially different. The differences have been quantified to be 6%absolute on energy efficiency from biomass to BioSNG: 64% for...