Power and Heat Generation through Biomass Gasification
Biomass gasification uses biomass from forestry (pine, eucalyptus, poplar, beech, oak, or other) to generate a gas that is subsequently used to produce heat (combustion) or electricity and heat (cogeneration).
Gasification process, known as pyrolysis, decomposes the biomass through thermochemical reactions at high temperature and in the absence of oxygen, generating a synthesis gas, called syngas. This, once cooled and purified, can be used in internal combustion engines for cogeneration of electricity and heat or in a gas boiler to generate heat.
It is a mature and efficient technology which, generates local wealth, is available in abundance in our country, is a source of renewable energy with considerable economic savings compared to fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal, etc.) and is not subject to the uncertainty on the price of these markets.