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Thermochemical Biomass Gasification: A Review of the Current Status of the Technology

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Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
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Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583, USA
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Industrial Agricultural Products Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583, USA
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Energies 2009, 2(3), 556-581; https://doi.org/10.3390/en20300556
Received: 13 May 2009 / Revised: 15 July 2009 / Accepted: 16 July 2009 / Published: 21 July 2009
A review was conducted on the use of thermochemical biomass gasification for producing biofuels, biopower and chemicals. The upstream processes for gasification are similar to other biomass processing methods. However, challenges remain in the gasification and downstream processing for viable commercial applications. The challenges with gasification are to understand the effects of operating conditions on gasification reactions for reliably predicting and optimizing the product compositions, and for obtaining maximal efficiencies. Product gases can be converted to biofuels and chemicals such as Fischer-Tropsch fuels, green gasoline, hydrogen, dimethyl ether, ethanol, methanol, and higher alcohols. Processes and challenges for these conversions are also summarized. View Full-Text
Keywords: review; thermochemical conversion; gasification; biomass; syngas; biofuel; chemical; combined heat and power review; thermochemical conversion; gasification; biomass; syngas; biofuel; chemical; combined heat and power
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Kumar, A.; Jones, D.D.; Hanna, M.A. Thermochemical Biomass Gasification: A Review of the Current Status of the Technology. Energies 2009, 2, 556-581. https://doi.org/10.3390/en20300556

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Kumar, Ajay, David D. Jones, and Milford A. Hanna 2009. "Thermochemical Biomass Gasification: A Review of the Current Status of the Technology" Energies 2, no. 3: 556-581. https://doi.org/10.3390/en20300556

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