Steam Gasification of Biomass for Hydrogen Production in a Conical Spouted Bed Reactor

A. Erkiaga, M. Amutio, G. Lopez, M. Artetxe, J. Alvarez, I. Barbarias & M. Olazar
The steam gasification of sawdust has been carried out in a gasification bench scale plant provided with a conical spouted bed reactor. The effect of temperature over the gasification process has been studied in the 800¬900 ºC range. The products obtained have been classified into three different fractions: gas, tar and char. The gas yield at 800 ºC is low, but an increase of 100 ºC raises the gas amount and reduces the tar and...