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Proceedings of the Second International Energy 2030 Conference,
November 4-5, 2008, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Long-term Operation of a Small-scale Gasification and Power Generation Plant for Chicken Manure

Kunio Yoshikawa

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Tsutomu Hara

Shinko Plantech Co., Ltd., Japan

Abstract
We have developed a new process called as the STAR-MEET system for generating a fuel gas by hightemperature air reforming of the pyrolysis gas produced from chicken manure to drive a dual-fueled diesel engine for production of electric power and thermal energy. We have installed a commercial plant of the STAR-MEET system with the capacity of 2 tons/day of dried chicken manure. This plant was successfully operated for 90 days continuous feed of chicken manure and continuous extraction of ash, in May 2007. The heating value of the reformed gas reached at 4 MJ/Nm3 and its value is almost the same level as wood chips. High-temperature air reforming effectively suppressed tar formation, and there was no significant condensation of tar nor dust in the down stream components after this long-term continuous operation. We have also successfully demonstrated 55 days continuous daily operation of the dual-fueled diesel engine generator also.




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