AER GAS II – Biomass Fluidised Bed gasification with in situ Hot Gas Cleaning (2006-2008)


Meyer, Julien

Seniorforsker, Faggruppeleder / Material- og Prosessteknologi


Project duration: 01.01.2006 – 31.12.2008
Funding by: European Commission, FP6 program
Project leader:
Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW)
Partners: Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (DE), Institute of Chemical Engineering & High Temperature Chemical Processes (EL), University of Cyprus (CY), Vienna University of Technology (AT), University of Stuttgart (DE), GE Jenbacher GmbH & Co OHG (DE), Biomasse-Kraftwerk Güssing GmbH & Co KG (AT), Paul Scherrer Institut (CH)


  • To develop a new, efficient, and low-cost gasification process for clean conversion of biomass into a product gas suitable for various applications like CHP (Combined heat and power) generation, SNG (Substitute Natural Gas), hydrogen or synthesis gas production.
  • To generate a high quality product gas characterised by a high H2 content (> 70 Vol.%), high heating value (> 15 MJ/Nm3; due to low CO2 and negligible N2 contents), and low tar/alkali/sulphur concentration.
  • To optimise the in situ gas cleaning by process integrated measures in order to simplify the downstream gas cleaning.
  • To deliver a reactive bed material with high mechanical and chemical cycle stability as well as catalytic activity towards tar removal.
  • To generate heat and power from raw AER-product gas by adapting the existing power plant at Guessing on AER conditions.
  • To open-up new biomass potentials, especially humid and mineral-rich resources.