This l:::ook comes as part of a new series on Solar Energy R+D, includlng Biomass which is carried out by the Euro:pean Community.. The commission of the European Comrmmities' Directorate General (XII) for Science, Research and Developnent is currently implementing, on a cost-sharing basis, a solar energy R+D pro;Jranune through contracts with European industry, research institutions and uni versi ties. This prcgrarrrrne includes a very strong acti vi ty on Biomass. Besides general R+D work on all aspects of Biomass growth and utilization which is reported elsewhere in this series, the Canmission is currently starting a new activity on Pilot Plants based on the use of Biomass for energy purp:Jses, and in particular on methanol prcx:luction from wood. The commission considers that the subject of methanol prcxiuction from wood offers llnp:Jrtant prospects for application wi thin the European Canmilllity and in other parts of the world, in particular some of the developing countries & The state of art in Europe In this field is still considered to be very high as a result of related work which was performed in Europe during ~vorld War II and the time before.
Methanol from wood; a review related to the proposals submitted to the Commission of the European Communities.- I - Methanol from Wood.- Synthetic fuel from biomass: the AVSA dual fluid bed combustor - gasifier project.- Gazeification du bois en lit fluidise a l'oxygene et sous pression en vue de produire un gaz utilisable pour la synthese du methanol.- Development of the oxygen donor gasifier for conversion of wood to synthesis gas for eventual production of methanol.- Synthetic fuel from wood using steam and air.- Experimental work on a fixed-bed oxygen gasifier in the view of methanol synthesis using biomass as a feedstock.- Design and construction of a pressurized wood gasifier with heat input by oxygen combustion or by electrical heating.- Proposed 20 tonnes per day biomass gasification pilot plant.- Synthesis gas obtained from biomass.- Gasification of wood in the circulating fluidized bed - methanol production route.- II - Algae.- Biotechnologie solaire - Production et utilisation des algues.- Hydrocarbon production via cultivation of the alga botryococcus braunii.- Culture de l'algue botryococcus braunii a l'echelle pilote.- Fuel gas production by mariculture on land.
Series: Solar Energy R&D in the Ec Series E: : Book 2
Number Of Pages: 183
Published: 31st January 1982
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.46