Biomass gasification power plant
Biomass gasification is basically conversion of solid biomass (i.e. wood/ wood waste, agricultural residues etc.) into a combustible gas mixture normally called “Producer Gas”. The process can theoretically be used for any biomass and it involves partial combustion of such biomass. Partial combustion process occurs when air supply (or, more precisely, oxygen) is less than adequate for combustion of biomass to be completed. Given that biomass contains carbon, hydrogen and oxygen molecules, complete combustion would produce carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor (H2O). Partial combustion produces carbon monoxide (CO) as well as hydrogen (H2), which are both combustible gases.