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Calla Energy Biomass Cofiring Project
Final Technical Progress Report Phase I, September 2003

Gas Technology Institute

Table of Contents

Section 1 (1.8mb)

Abstract

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  Table of Contents 2
Introduction 5
Executive Summary 8
Experimental 8
  Phase I - Feasibility Study 8
Task 1.1 - Feedstock Evaluation 8
Task 1.2 - Process Simulation 9
Task 1.3 - Conceptual Plant Design 9
Task 1.4 - Technoeconomic Analysis 9
Task 1.5 - Project Management Activities 10
Task 1.6 - Technology Conceptualization 10
Task 1.7 - Gasification Characterization of Selected Feedstocks 10
  Subtask 1 - Identify Feedstocks 10
Subtask 2 - Assemble Mini-bench gasifier 10
Subtask 3 - Test Feedstocks in mini-bench gasifier 10
Subtask 4 - Validate GTI's RENUGAS model 10
Results and Discussion 11
  Phase I - Feasibility Study 11
Task 1.1 - Feedstock Evaluation 11
Task 1.2 - Process Simulation 15
Task 1.3 - Conceptual Plant Design 20
Task 1.4 - Technoeconomic Analysis 25
Task 1.5 - Project Management Activities 25
Task 1.6 - Technology Conceptualization 25
Task 1.7 - Gasification Characterization of Selected Feedstocks 27
  Subtask 1 - Identify Feedstocks 27
Subtask 2 - Assember Mini-bench gasifier 28
Subtask 3 - Test Feedstocks in mini-bench gasifier 31
Subtask 4 - Validate GTI's RENUGAS model 46
Conclusion 51

Section 2 (2.26mb)

Appendix A, Abbreviations 52
  Appendix B, List of Specifications Developed 53
Appendix C, Laboratory Analyses C1
Appendix D, Typical Material & Energy Balance Data D1