Economic Evaluation of Conventional and Advanced Technological Routes for Electricity Production Through Biomass Gasification

C.A. Vilas Bôas De Sales, E.E. Silva Lora & O.J. Venturini
This paper presents an assessment of the techno- economic performance of thermal processes to generate electricity from biomass by gasification. The biomass considered is wood, rice hulls, and bagasse to be used in fixed and fluidized bed gasifiers. Gasification agents considered to be used in the gasification process are air, air + steam and the mixture steam + oxygen, and the objective of this paper is to evaluate the cost of electricity in each case....