Oil Palm Empty Bunch Fruits and Coconut Shells Gasification Using a Lab-Scale Downdraft Fixed Bed Gasifier at Universidad Nacional de Colombia

C.A. Forero Nuñez, A. Cediel Ulloa, L.C. Hernández Solorzano, J.U. Castellanos Contreras & F.E. Sierra Vargas
This work aims to compare the behavior of a lab scale downdraft fixed bed gasifier when Colombian Oil Palm Empty bunch fruits (EBF) and Coconut Shells (CSh) are used; temperature profile throughout the reactor is analyzed, syngas CO and CO2 composition will be characterized and the incidence of biomass proximate and ultimate analysis will be considered. Coconut gasification reached higher temperatures (800 – 950°C) than Palm Oil (500¬600°C); nevertheless, energy transfer in the bed is...