EGEE 439
Alternative Fuels from Biomass Sources

3.5 Summary and Final Tasks

3.5 Summary and Final Tasks


There are several potential crops that can be utilized for combustion and gasification. These include energy crops, crop residues, forest residues, and process wastes. These can be utilized in both combustion processes and gasification processes. For gasification, we looked at several factors:

  1. gasification process and chemistry
  2. gasifier design and operation
  3. syngas cleaning
  4. syngas utilization to make a variety of products

Biobased energy and chemical products discussed in the lesson include:

  1. heat and power
  2. hydrogen
  3. F-T hydrocarbon fuels
  4. alcohols
  5. biochemical and biopolymers.


Schobert, H.H., Energy and Society: An Introduction, 2002, Taylor & Francis: New York, Ch. 4-6.

Wang, L., Biological Engineering, North Carolina A&T University, BEEMS Module C1, Biomass Gasification, sponsored by USDA Higher Education Challenger Program, 2009-38411-19761, PI on project Li, Yebo.


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