Saturday, December 17, 2011

Biomass Gasification for Power generation (ref. link:

Power generation by using biomass gas from rice husk, wood chips, saw dust, coconut husk, bagasse, crop stalks and olive pomace can not only save electricity expenses in the production cost for rice mills, timber processing mills, farm and plantations etc., but also get benefits from selling surplus electric power to the power grid.

 The engines and generator, electrical equipments should be put indoors, and other equipments could be put outdoors. The construction area for each 200kw generator set is approximate 40~50m2.

 The self-consumption power rate of full set of equipment is only 5~8% of the generated power. Therefore, such a project is an ideal one with significant benefits for the area where there is plenty of biomass resources but is short of electric power supply or with higher electricity expense.

 In general, the investment for major equipment can be taken back from power generation benefits within first two years. The equipment can be safe and reliable operated with operational technology that's easy to be mastered by workers, and the maintenance and repair work is similar to ordinary diesel generators.