Development of a clean, high efficiency cogeneration prototype plant by combustion of biomass in an atmospheric fluidized bed combustor and heat conversion into electricity by a Stirling engine V-160 The objectives are to demonstrate the feasibility of producing mechanical / electrical energy from biomass, in a cogeneration unit incorporating an atmospheric fluidized bed combustor coupled to a Stirling engine and Produce a clean process for firing the biomass by controlling and optimizing combustion air emission. ??
The project expects to develop and demostrate a new concept for electricity production by combustion of biomass in small power electricity units, 10-200 kW, with the highest electricity conversion efficiency (up to 42%). The applications of the Stirling engine are extented to the utilization of biomass in an atmospheric fluidized bed combustor as a solid fuel for the engine. A detailed data acquisition is produced concerning the maintenance requirements, expected life time and reliability of the Stirling engine for stationary use on long term running tests. A clean biomass combustion is produced by controling and optimizing the air emissions of the fluidized bed combustor employed in this project. An innovative cogeneration prototype is made available for the efficient conversion of biomass into electricity for the agriculture.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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