Biomass gasification is a set of physicochemical processes that help to transform solid biomass into a combustible gas suitable for use in power generation systems (e.g. engines).
We tackle this process as a whole, working to develop technology for the different stages thereof: gas generation, gas conditioning, and power generation.
The raw materials used range from lignocellulosic (forest) biomass to agricultural waste.
The power generated can be of an electrical and/or thermal nature. The higher the degree of co-generation, the greater the profitability of the plant.
We have theoretical and experimental tools at our disposal to perform gasification technology research and development, the following among them:
These means have enabled us to develop our own small-power gasification technology.
Gasification. Our product
As a result of our research, we have developed our own product for the generation of electrical and thermal power based on biomass gasification with fixed-bed and parallel-flow technology and the use of the resulting gas in reciprocating internal combustion engines.
This product, conceived for small-scale electrical and thermal power generation (100-150kWe modular plants), is designed to make the most of the biomass energy by means of co-generation and automatic plant operation.
This modular plant design allows undertaking higher power projects by combining several generation modules.
The main advantages afforded by their small size are the possibility of maximising the use of thermal power, the simplification of supply logistics, and the chance for biomass producers to secure investment
We research the power generation potential of microalgae-derived biomass by developing technologies for growing microalgae and transforming their biomass into alternative fuels.
We develop technology for collecting forestry and farming waste biomass and processing it in situ.
We research new processes and raw materials for obtaining high-quality pellets. We have experimental facilities in which to conduct this type of research.
We are continuously developing new biomass-boiler concepts for home applications that improve on the performance of systems currently on the market