Australia’s Curtin University Nets $3.6 Million For Biomass Gasification Project

Australia’s Curtin University received a $3.6 million grant from the nation’s renewable energy agency (ARENA) to support the development of innovative biomass gasification technology at the school’s Fuels and Energy Technology Institute (FETI). The project involves a technology that will convert biomass into a clean fuel for an engine that will then generate electricity. “The […]

Australia’s Curtin University received a $3.6 million grant from the nation’s renewable energy agency (ARENA) to support the development of innovative biomass gasification technology at the school’s Fuels and Energy Technology Institute (FETI).

The project involves a technology that will convert biomass into a clean fuel for an engine that will then generate electricity.

“The technology that we have developed at FETI is ideal for small-scale applications,” P Lead researcher Professor Chun-Zhu Li said. “It could be used, for example, to generate electricity in remote areas that are away from the electricity network but close to biomass resources, such as wheat straw and mallee.”

To date, the technology has been demonstrated using a purpose-built lab-scale pilot plant. The new funding will enable researchers to scale up the technology, with the aim of obtaining the data for the future design and operation of a commercial-scale biomass gasifier.

From Renewable Energy Magazine: http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/australia-s-curtin-university-nets-3-6-20121206

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