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Biomass gasification - small-scale (biomethane)


Technology Description

Biomass can be thermally converted to gaseous products via gasification. Biomass with a high lignocellulosic content (e.g. wood, straw, residues from forestry and agriculture, municipal solid waste) is heated, but not combusted, in an oxygen-restricted environment, producing a mixture of mostly hydrogen (H2) (20-30%), carbon monoxide (CO) (~20%), carbon dioxide (CO2) (~15%), and other hydrocarbons. Small-scale gasifiers (< 200 kWe) can provide fuel to create heat and electricity for remote villages. It can replace burning biomass directly for cooking in the home, avoiding negative health impacts.

Relevance for Net Zero

Alternative energy systems exist for powering rural communities, including solar and wind coupled with storage, connection to a national grid system.

Key Countries

China, Japan, India, Thailand, Germany, Denmark, Sweden

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