[Gasification] Newest insights in biomass gasification bundled in handbook

Tom Miles tmiles at trmiles.com
Wed Sep 26 10:33:00 CDT 2012

Newest insights in biomass gasification bundled in handbook 


Enschede, The Netherlands, 27 September 2012 - This week a new publication,
entitled 'Handbook of Biomass Gasification - Second Edition', has been
released. This Handbook, which is published by BTG Biomass Technology Group
BV, is the successor of the first handbook, issued in 2005.

Biomass gasification is the thermal conversion of a heterogeneous solid
material into a gaseous intermediate fuel, consisting primarily of carbon
monoxide and hydrogen, which can be used for the production of heat, power,
liquid fuels, and chemicals. Biomass is the only renewable source of organic
carbon, and its use is a key issue of sustainable development. The
gasification of biomass has the potential to offer a major contribution to
meeting the international targets for CO2 mitigation. 

Confidence in biomass gasification waned somewhat in the first years after
the turn of the century as the technology did not fully meet the high
expectations. Dedicated R&D projects sponsored by the European Commission
and several national governments in the nineties did not lead immediately to
major technological breakthroughs. The current interest in establishing a
bio-based economy is offering new opportunities to boost biomass
gasification, and in the last few years quite some technical progress has
been made. The release of a second edition of the Handbook on Biomass
Gasification, after the first edition that was published in 2005, thus
seemed timely.

This fully updated and expanded Handbook of Biomass Gasification reviews the
current state of technology and describe the latest success stories.
Compared with the first edition, it not only contains updates of topics
covered earlier, but also several new chapters which we trust will be of
interest to the biomass gasification community. The Handbook aims to guide
newcomers as well as persons that are already familiar with and/or involved
in biomass gasification, be it as researchers and technology developers,
policy developers, investors, end-users and/or other decision makers.

The preparation of the Handbook is made possible by the pro bono
contribution of respected international experts regarding various aspects of
biomass gasification. Hopefully this book will become a valuable tool in
disseminating knowledge and helping the further development of biomass
gasification as an efficient and commercial technology for the renewable
production of heat, power, liquid fuels, and chemicals.




For more information you can contact BTG Biomass Technology Group B.V. 

Ir. Harrie Knoef - Phone: +31-53-486 11 86 - Mobile: 06-52560040 - Email:
<mailto:knoef at btgworld.com> knoef at btgworld.com - www.btgworld.com


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