Next Article in Journal
Increasing Production and Eliminating Waste through Lean Tools and Techniques for Halal Food Companies
Previous Article in Journal
Developing a Cell-Based Spatial Optimization Model for Land-Use Patterns Planning
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sustainability 2014, 6(12), 9159-9178; doi:10.3390/su6129159

Commercialization Development of Crop Straw Gasification Technologies in China

School of Public Administration, Renmin University of China, No.59 Zhong Guancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100872, China
Institute of Agricultural Information, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
Institute of Land Resources, College of Resources Science and Technology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 28 September 2014 / Accepted: 3 December 2014 / Published: 10 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Sustainability)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [713 KB, uploaded 24 February 2015]   |  


Crop straw gasification technologies are the most promising biomass gasification technologies and have great potential to be further developed in China. However, the commercialization development of gasification technology in China is slow. In this paper, the technical reliability and practicability of crop straw gasification technologies, the economic feasibility of gas supply stations, the economic feasibility of crop straw gasification equipment manufacture enterprises and the social acceptability of crop straw gasification technologies are analyzed. The results show that presently both the atmospheric oxidation gasification technology and the carbonization pyrolysis gasification technology in China are mature and practical, and can provide fuel gas for households. However, there are still a series of problems associated with these technologies that need to be solved for the commercialization development, such as the high tar and CO content of the fuel gas. The economic feasibility of the gas supply stations is different in China. Parts of gas supply stations are unprofitable due to high initial investment, the low fuel gas price and the small numbers of consumers. In addition, the commercialization development of crop straw gasification equipment manufacture enterprises is hindered for the low market demand for gasification equipment which is related to the fund support from the government. The acceptance of the crop straw gasification technologies from both the government and the farmers in China may be a driving force of further commercialization development of the gasification technologies. Then, the crop straw gasification technologies in China have reached at the stage of pre-commercialization. At this stage, the gasification technologies are basically mature and have met many requirements of commercialization, however, some incentives are needed to encourage their further development. View Full-Text
Keywords: crop straw gasification technology; commercialization development; gas supply system; economic feasibility; fuel gas crop straw gasification technology; commercialization development; gas supply system; economic feasibility; fuel gas

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Zhang, Z.; Zhao, W.; Zhao, W. Commercialization Development of Crop Straw Gasification Technologies in China. Sustainability 2014, 6, 9159-9178.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top