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Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Technologies by Gary J. Stiegel, Ting Wang

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Biomass feedstock for IGCC systems

Francesco Fantozzi and Pietro Bartocci,    University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy

Abstract

Biomass gasification integrated with a gas turbine based combined cycle (Biomass Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle or BIGCC) is the most efficient biomass energy conversion technology and it can also be applied to organic residues from any source (from urban waste to straw to oil, wood residues, and agro-food by-products). This chapter discusses and expands on the following topics: biomass feedstock characteristics and availability; preparation of biomass for gasification and IGCC technological options for biomass fuels.

Biomass can be classified into three main categories: energy crops, residual biomasses, ...

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