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A Small Scale Biomass Fueled Gas Turbine Engine FREE

[+] Author Affiliations
Joe D. Craig

Cratech, Inc., Tahoka, TX

Carol R. Purvis

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC

Paper No. 98-GT-315, pp. V003T05A020; 5 pages
doi:10.1115/98-GT-315
From:
  • ASME 1998 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition
  • Volume 3: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels; Oil and Gas Applications; Cycle Innovations
  • Stockholm, Sweden, June 2–5, 1998
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7864-4
  • Copyright © 1998 by ASME

abstract

A new generation of small scale (less than 20 MWe) biomass fueled, power plants are being developed based on a gas turbine (Brayton cycle) prime mover. These power plants are expected to increase the efficiency and lower the cost of generating power from fuels such as wood. The new power plants are also expected to economically utilize annual plant growth materials (such as rice hulls, cotton gin trash, nut shells, and various straws, grasses, and animal manures) that are not normally considered as fuel for power plants. This paper summarizes the new power generation concept with emphasis on the engineering challenges presented by the gas turbine component.

Copyright © 1998 by ASME
Topics: Biomass , Gas turbines
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