Project Växjö Värnamo Biomass Gasification Center AB

Country Sweden  
Status idle  
Raw Material lignocellulosic crops  
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Type TRL 6-7 Demonstration  
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Project Owner VVBGC AB  
Street Energivägen 1  
City Värnamo  
ZIP 33153  
Input 1 Name woody biomass, agrowaste  
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Output 1 Capacity 6  
Output 2 Capacity 8  
Output 3 Capacity 1000  
Partners Foster Wheeler, E.ON for CHP  
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Startup 1995  
Contact (visible on Website) Gunnar Crona email: +46 370 69 41 00   
Related Publications  
Techlology Brief The plant was originally built for CHP production based on an IGCC concept. Fuel was fed by means of a lock hopper system. The gasifier was an airblown CFB operating at approx 20 atm. Downstream of the gasifier and its associated cyclone, the gas was cooled to 400 C and then passed a hot gas filter in which particulateds were removed. The gas was then directly routed to either the flare or an SGT100 gas trubine. Bleed air from the gas turbione compressor was used in the gasifier after pressure boosting. The exhaust gas from the turbine passed a HRSG generating steam at 45 bar 450 C and also some district heating before being released to the stack. The steam was used in a steam turbine, after which there was a district heating condenser. The plant was operated in this way until 2000 when it was mothballed. There has been several attempts to revive the plant for use as a steam-oxygen blown unit for synthesis gas production. The last attempt failed in 2011 for lack of industrial financing.  
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