Biomass syngas is typically produced by pyrolysis or gasification of carbonaceous materials. The reaction takes place at high temperatures of 750-1300 °C in an environment with controlled oxygen input. The overall gasification power plant system consist of the following key components: gasifier unit, gas cleaning system and CHP gas generators.

Applicable to a wide range of biomass feedstocks:

  • Woody biomass: clean wood waste, contaminated wood, creosoted wood, sawdust and peat
  • Agro residues: straw, rice husk, etc

This clean burning syngas is a valuable energy product that can be used for combined heat and power generation. The use of syngas as a natural gas replacement is possible in specific biomass syngas generators, which are specifically designed to utilise gas with low calorific value.

Biomass syngas
Typically produced by a gasification or pyrolysis process of biomass
Low calorific value of  4-6 MJ/Nm3
Wood biomass syngas typically consists of:
  • 40-50% Nitrogen (N2)
  • 20-30% Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • 10-20% Hydrogen (H2)
  • 5-15% Carbon dioxide (CO2)
  • <10% Methane (CH4)