8.5 MWth CHP Plant in Oberwart, Austria - based on DFB Steam Gasification of Solid Biomass - Achieves Continuous Full Load Operation Through Stringent Optimization

J. Kotik, R. Rauch, H. Hofbauer, K. Bosch & F. Schwenninger
In times of heavily fluctuating biomass prices for energy conversion/production, it is of utmost importance to secure and stabilize a continuously high load operation of decentralised CHP plants based on solid biomass such as wood chips from forestry. The 8.5 MWth CHP plant in Oberwart, based on the DFB steam gasification technology as developed at VUT, struggled to get into continuous full load operation with 2.7 MWel and 1.5 MWth output for the past two...