Influence of Operational Parameters on Tar Formation and Main Gas Components During Allothermal Steam Gasification

M. Mayerhofer, P. Mitsakis, X. Meng, W. De Jong, H. Spliethoff & M. Gaderer
Gasification is considered to be a promising way to use biomass with high efficiency in combined heat and power production, for the production of second generation biofuels and in the chemical industry. This paper reports experimental results concerning the influence of operational parameters during allothermal steam gasification on tar formation and on the main gas components. During the experiments in a bubbling fluidized bed gasifier, the following operational parameters were varied: temperature (700 °C ....