Researchers Propose Solar-Driven Biomass Gasification Pathway for Synthetic Fuel Production
Green Car Congress
MAY 1, 2009
Schema of synfuel synthesis through solar-driven biomass gasification. Solar energy produces both heat for gasification and H 2 via electrolysis. Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) are proposing a new process for producing synfuel from biomass using concentrating solar energy as its main energy source. High temperature heat for biomass gasification is obtained from a molten-salt system in a solar concentrating tower.