Coupling of Biomass Gasification and SOFC - Gas Turbine Hybrid System for Small Scale Cogeneration Applications

Mariagiovanna Minutillo, Alessandra Perna, Elio Jannelli, Viviana Cigolotti, Suk Woo Nam, Sung Pil Yoon, Byeong Wan Kwon

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In this study the performances of small cogeneration power plants fed by biomass and based on conventional and advanced technologies are presented. Three system configurations have been considered and analyzed. They are characterized by: a) a biomass gasification (G) unit, based on down-draft technology; b) a power unit, based on the SOFC technology or on the micro gas turbine (MGT) technology or on a hybrid configuration SOFC-MGT; c) a thermal recovery unit. The energy analysis of the proposed power plants has been conducted by using thermochemical/thermodynamic models able to study the integrated systems and each unit in terms of operating and performance parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)730-737
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event8th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2016 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2016 Oct 82016 Oct 11

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Global Research Laboratory Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of Republic of Korea (NRF-2009-00406).

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  • SOFC
  • biomass
  • cogeneration
  • hybrid system
  • microturbine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Energy


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