Observations on the Current Status of Biomass Gasification

May 2005

This paper was prepared by Dr Suresh P. Babu, Leader of Task 33: Thermal Gasification of Biomass. It was submitted for publication on 17 March 2005.

It provides an overview of the development of biomass gasification (BMG)including demonstrations of circulating fluidised bed BMG processes; bubbling fluidised bed BMG processes; moving-bed BMG processes; multi-stage, indirectly heated and other types of BMG processes; plus commentary on the ‘research to resolve technical hurdles’; and perspectives on the path forward.