Evaluating the Gasification Performance of Vine Prunings

M. Simone, F. Barontini, C. Nicolella & L. Tognotti
This work deals with the gasification of vine prunings, a common agricultural residue in Italy. The testing facility is a 200 kWt downdraft gasifier operating with air as a gasifying agent. Pressure drop, syngas flow¬rates, gas compositions and syngas outlet temperatures were monitored throughout the tests. Gas compositions were evaluated integrating a microGC and a FTIR analyzer. The first one allows evaluating all the gas species including hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen but cannot provide a...