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By Adam Brown (auth.), A. V. Bridgwater (eds.)

This e-book offers an account of the state of the art in thermochemical biomass conversion and arises from the 3rd convention in a chain backed via the overseas strength Agency's Bioenergy contract. basic and utilized learn themes are integrated, reflecting contemporary advances in addition to demonstration and advertisement innovation.

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HGCU has been under development in the Fossil CCT Program for some years and engineering-scale filtration units developed by the CCT program are now being tested. Coal systems are unlike biomass systems in that they contain sulfur and have different ratios of elemental composition in the ash. The lack of sulfur introduces simplification over coal systems; however, at this time the importance of the very different ash composition is not known. While work at the laboratory scale is under way, it is important that some experience be obtained on the operation of HGCU on realistic gasifier outputs.

This energy is supplied almost exclusively from the combustion of wood waste and pulping liquors to provide process heat and electricity to the forest products industry and from the combustion of wood for space heating in the residential sector. A large potential exists for bioenergy to increase its contribution to the Canadian energy scene, particularly in light of the current concerns over the negative environmental impacts associated with the use of fossil fuels for energy and the 15 problems of properly disposing waste materials.

Resource sectors that these technologies would affect such as pulp and paper, chemicals, oil are not themselves interested in developing the technology or even supporting the development of these technologies. At one time, a major focus of bioenergy R&D was on these end use sectors, but this approach has not been very successful. It is now apparent that the industries in these sectors will want commercial, proven technologies, that provide little risk to their business if the technology is not successfully implemented.

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