Economic Opportunities for Biomass Gasification

A. V. Bridgwater, J. M. Double, D. M. Earp

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This paper is concerned with thermo-chemical conversion, or gasification and pyrolysis, in which the primary product is a gaseous fuel. The term 'gasification', therefore, is used in the context of gas production. Other opportunities are mentioned but the most likely shorter to medium term opportunities are in the provision of this form of energy, which can offer significant energy savings in any society. In the UK, this amounts to nearly 5% of the current total annual energy consumption. Ultimately the success of any potential opportunity is judged on its performance in the market place in terms of product cost and technological performance. This paper, therefore, attempts to put into perspective the potential of biomass and relate it to the feedstocks, technology, products, applications, and economics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFifth International Conference on Energy Options
Subtitle of host publicationThe Role of Alternatives in the World Energy Scene
PublisherInstitution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0852963483, 9780852963463
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International IEE Conference on Energy Options: The Role of Alternatives in the World Energy Scene - University of Reading, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Apr 19879 Apr 1987
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameIEE Conference Publication
PublisherInstitution of Electrical Engineers
ISSN (Print)0537-9989


Conference5th International IEE Conference on Energy Options
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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