Operating the Värnamo plant on different types of solid biofuel feedstocks






  • Objective

    The aim of the CHRISGAS project is to develop and optimise within a five year period an energy- and cost-efficient method to produce hydrogen-rich gases from biomass. This gas can then be upgraded to commercial quality hydrogen or to synthesis gas for further upgrading to liquid fuels such as DME (di-methyl ether) and methanol or Fischer-Tropsch diesel.

    Work programme

    TU Delft is involved in three major workpackages: Gasification, Gas Characterization and Hot Gas Filtration. The aim is to study the fate of tars, fine particulate matter & aerosols and trace elements during steam/oxygen blown circulating fluidised bed gasification of a variety of biomass types. This study comprises both modelling and experimental validation on a scale of 100 kWth using the Delft CFB test rig.


    Delft 100 kWth Circulating Fluidised Bed & Hot Gas Filter


    CFBG Data Process Visualization



    High Temperature Filter


    HT Filter - Data Process Visualization


    Student project

    Tar measurements in a CFBG during biomass gasification

    Project partners:

    Växjö University (VXU, Sweden), coordinator
    TPS Termiska Processer AB (TPS, Sweden)
    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH, Sweden)
    Pall Schumacher Gmbh (PSG, Germany)
    Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ, Germany)
    TK Energi (TKE, Denmark)
    CIEMAT (CMA, Spain)
    Valutec (VAL, Sweden)
    Växjö Värnamo Biomass Gasification Centre (VVBGC, Sweden)
    Università di Bologna (BOL, Italy)
    Catator (CAT, Sweden)
    S.E.P. Scandinavian Energy Project (SEP, Sweden)
    KS Ducente (DUC, Sweden)
    Linde AG (LIN, Germany)
    Växjö Energi (VEAB, Sweden)

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